48 Shades of Brown

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48 Shades of Brown
48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls.jpg
Author Nick Earls
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Young adult novel
Published 1999 (Penguin Books)
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-14-028769-8
OCLC 44838606
LC Class PZ7.E1264 Aae 1999

48 Shades of Brown is the title of a young-adult novel by Australian author Nick Earls,[1] published by Penguin Books in 1999. The novel was awarded Children's Book of the Year: Older Readers by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000.[2] The novel has been adapted into a play and a film.[2][1]


In his final year at school, and with his parents overseas, Dan is forced to grow up fast when he moves in with his 22-year-old aunt Jacq and her eccentric friend Naomi. His story is light-hearted and funny, with a definite twist of insanity.[3]


In 2001, Philip Dean adapted the novel into a play for the La Boite Theatre Company. The play's script was published by Currency Press.[4] The novel was also adapted into a film, titled 48 Shades, which is now available on DVD after screening across cinemas in Australia in 2006.


  1. ^ a b "Nick Earls". The Conversation. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "48 Shades - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment". smh.com.au. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Bantock., Nick. "Boy Proof, 48 Shades of Brown, The Order of the Poison Oak, and The Riddles of Epsilon - Reviewed by Colleen Mondor". Eclectica Magazine v9n3. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Dean, Philip (2001). 48 Shades of Brown. Sydney: Currency Press. ISBN 9780868196527. 

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