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books by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Books by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Murder In The Bush - The Tale of William McDonald
A young Scotsman travels to Australia in 1885, armed with ambition and the dream of owning land. He makes a lot of money droving horses overland in Queensland. As he is about to realise his dream, fate takes a hand. This is the story of his life - and death.
The Undertaker - Masquerade
A young woman in Edinburgh Scotland, Kate Grainger, takes over her father's undertaking business in 1858. She is willing to go to great lengths in her quest to become a doctor at a time when women are forbidden from studying medicine. She seeks out a mysterious man to help her achieve her goal. She thinks she knows his secret - but does she?
THE LAST HURRAH - An elderly couple enjoys one last celebration as they face the end of life's journey.
Bob and Anna McAllister are a retired couple living a comfortable lifestyle in Australia. When Anna's breast cancer returns and Bob's heart condition deteriorates, they are worried about dealing with the end stage of life. Their adult children all have busy lives and they don't want to be a burden to them. They have enjoyed many cruises to the South Pacific and, after much discussion, they decide [...]
The Undertaker - A female undertaker in nineteenth century Scotland sets out to solve the mysteries of the dead.
In 1858 in Edinburgh Scotland, a 23-year-old woman named Kate Grainger inherits her father's undertaking business. It is a time when not much is expected of women, other than to be wives and mothers, and Kate wants to be neither. She wants to be a doctor but women are not allowed to enter the prestigious Edinburgh School of Medicine. She has a male friend, James, who is a doctor - he is smitten [...]
Faeries, Farms and Folk - A family saga set in Scotland at a time of witchcraft and superstition
Many people with Scottish ancestry will find Agricultural Labourers among their forebears, because so many people in Scotland prior to the industrial revolution were engaged in working the land in one form or another. It was a time of political upheaval, of strong influence in people's lives by the Church of Scotland and of superstition. In the 17th century in the lowlands of Scotland, farmers [...]
Far Across The Sea - A family saga
An historical fiction novel that paints a vivid picture of life in the coal mining villages of Scotland in the early 1900s, and leads to life in the coal mines of Australia in the 1950s. FAR ACROSS THE SEA is a family saga that begins in Scotland in 1913, progresses through two world wars and follows a young man who takes up the offer of assisted passage to Australia as part of the Australian [...]
Ours, Yours and Mines - A family saga set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland in the mid-1800s to early 1900s
An historical novel based on real people and places in the period 1861 to 1913, set amidst the poverty and overcrowding in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland. The author has put words into the mouths of her ancestors to create a picture of life for large mining families and how they battled sickness and disease, and barely eked out a living. The story begins with Thomas and Margaret McMurdo [...]
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