Thomas Keneally

The Place at Whitton

originally published:


  • First Book(1964)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 10/7/1935
born as: Thomas Keneally
nationality: Australia

Australian writer best known for his historical novels. Keneally's characters are gripped by their historical and personal past, and decent individuals are portrayed at odds with systems of authority. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Schindler's Ark, became Schindler's List in the American edition, presumably on the principle that in a country full of bible-thumpers, we be too simple to understand the concept of an "Ark." Although originally published in the U.K., the Australian edition, (probably on the "follow-the-flag" principle, for this Australian author), is also scarce and desirable. They were all published in 1982. The rest of Keneally's books are modestly priced, although his first book, a mystery The Place at Whitton (1964 UK, 1965 US) commands a few dollars when in nice condition.