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Book Title: Lizzie's Tale|
The author of the book: Graham Wilson
Edition: BeyondBeyond Books
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Date of issue: November 27th 2013
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In 1963 Lizzie is raped by three men when just fifteen. She becomes pregnant but is determined not to surrender her child for adoption. She flees to Melbourne, becoming a prostitute. Authorities seek to take her child. She runs again to remote northern Western Australia. Yet the men find and pursue her. Desperate she flees to the desert. Finally a friend writes her story and gains retribution
Lizzie is a girl from inner Sydney suburb.Her family is poor and her father dies when she is nine. She grows up in the house of the story "The Old Balmain House." She meets Sophie, the girl who had this same bedroom but vanished 50 years before.d when eight and was never found. Sophie tries to warn her not to go in a car with three older boys. Lizzie ignores her warning and is brutally raped by these three men. Pregnant, she is determined to keep her child. She goes to Melbourne to have her baby but soon after is discovered by the authorities..
She flees to Broome, in the most remote corner of the north west of Australia, seeking a safe place to raise her child . Here she assumes the role of widow and settles into this town. Her life is good until one of the men from her former life finds her and threatens to expose her secret or harm her child.
Now she runs again, this time to the desert. On a remote desert road her car breaks down. Without water she and her six year old daughter face death from thirst. Help comes from again Sophie, who shows her daughter the way to water. She is then rescued and adopted by the local aboriginal community. Now she seeks retribution from the evil these men have done to her and many others
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Read information about the authorGraham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has completed and published nine separate books, and several combined novel box sets.
They comprise two series,
1. The Old Balmain House Series https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
2. The Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
along with a family memoir. Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
The first series starts with a novel 'Little Lost Girl' (previously called 'The Old Balmain House') based on an old a weatherboard cottage in Sydney where the author lived. Here a photo was discovered of a small girl who lived and died about 100 years ago. The book imagines the story of her life and family, based in the real Balmain, an early inner Sydney suburb, with it's locations and and historical events providing part of the story background. The 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, when she becomes pregnant she is determined not to surrender her baby for adoption, and of her struggle to survive in this unforgiving society. The third novel in this series, Devil's Choice, follows the next generation of the family in Lizzie's Tale. Lizzie's daughter is faced with the awful choice of whether to seek the help of one of her mother's rapists' in trying to save the life of her own daughter who is inflicted with an incurable disease.
The Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series comprises five novels based in Outback Australia. The first novel "Just Visiting." tells the story of an English backpacker, Susan, 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" follows the consequences of the first book based around the discovery of this man's remains and his diary and Susan, being placed on trial for murder. The third book, "The Empty Place" is about Susan's struggle 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. In "The Lost Girls" Susan vanishes and it tells the story of the search for her and four other lost girls whose passports were found in the possession of the man she killed. The final book in the series, "Sunlit Shadow Dance" is the story of a girl who appears in a remote aboriginal community in North Queensland, without any memory except for a name. It tells how she rebuilds her life from an empty shell and how, as fragments of the past return, with them come dark shadows that threaten to overwhelm her.
The book, "Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope" is the story of the author's own life in the Northern Territory. 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 and of his work over two decades in the outback of the NT.
Books are published as ebooks by Smashwords, Amazon, Kobo, Ibooks and other major ebook publishers. Some books are available in print through Amazon Create Space and Ingram Spark.
Graham is in the early stages of planning a memoir about his family's connections with Ireland called "Memories Only Remain" and also is compiling information for a book about the early NT cattle industry, its people and its stories.
Graham writes for the creative pleasure it brings him. He is particularly gratified each time an unknown person chooses to download and read something he has written and write a review - good or bad, as this gives him an insight into what readers enjoy and helps him make ongoing
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