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- DescriptionLizzie is a girl from inner Sydney suburb. Her family is poor and her father dies when she is nine. When she is just fifteen she is raped by three men. She becomes pregnant but is determined t to surrender her child for adoption. She flees to Melbourne, becoming a prostitute. Authorities seek to take her child. She runs again to remote rthern Western Australia. Yet the men find and pursue her. Desperate she flees to the desert. Finally a friend writes her story and gains retribution This is the second book in the series, Old Balmain House and begins in the same house as the first book and continues part of the story of Sophie, the girl who vanished half a century ago. Lizzie, aged eight, meets Sophie, the girl who lived in the same bedroom as a child. Sophie becomes her friend.
- Author BiographyGraham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has completed and published six books, including three in this Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. His first novel in this series, tells the story of a small girl who went missing 100 years ago with her best friend and was never found, leaving a trail of grief down through generations until the finally her story is discovered. It is based in the real Balmain, an early inner Sydney suburb, with its real locations and historical events providing part of the story background. This second novel in this series, Lizzie's Tale builds on The Old Balmain House setting, It is the story of a working class teenage girl who lives in this same house in the 1950s and 1960s, It tells of how she becomes pregnant she is determined not to surrender her baby for adoption, and her struggle to survive. Graham has also written three novels in the Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. The first novel Just Visiting. tells the story of an English backpacker who visits the Northern Territory and becomes captivated and in great danger from a man who loves crocodiles. The second book in the series, The Diary follow the consequences of this book based around the discovery of this man's remains and his diary and the main character being placed on trial for murder. The third book, The Empty Place is about the struggle of the main character to retain her sanity in jail while her family and friends desperately try to find out what really happened on that fateful day before it is too late. Graham has also written a family memoir Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope. It tells of his childhood in an aboriginal community in remote Arnhem Land, in Australia's Northern Territory, one of its last frontiers. It tells of the people, danger and beauty of this place, and of its transformation over the last half century with the coming of aboriginal rights and the discovery or uranium. It also tells of his surviving an attack by a large crocodile. In his non writing life he is a wildlife veterinarian working with zoo animals and on national parks.
- Author(s)Graham Wilson
- Date of Publication12/05/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRomance & Sagas
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight245 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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