Ned Kelly: A short life

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Hachette Australia, Nov 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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'the best Kelly biography by a country mile' - The Australian


The definitive biography of Ned Kelly - and a superb description of his times.

A bestseller since it was first published, Ned Kelly: A Short Life is acknowledged as being the definitive biography.

Ian Jones combines years of research into all the records of the era and exhaustive interviews with living descendants of those involved, to present a vivid and gripping account of one of Australia's most iconic figures.


‘It will probably stand as the definitive account of Kelly’s life and its meaning...a work of prodigious scholarship, vivid reportage and sharp analysis...the most detailed portrait of the outlaw ever written’ - Rod Moran, West Australian

‘the definitive biographical work’ - Dr John McQuilton, author of The Kelly Outbreak

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Quiet pro Kelly but otherwise a well written and important story. Read full review

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Too pro Ned. Police portrayed as incompetent, power-crazy control freaks. Neds violence is always justified. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Ian Jones is Australia's foremost Ned Kelly historian. A former television and film producer, he was responsible for the film 'The Lighthorsemen' and created the series 'The Last Outlaw'.