The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire by Robert Wainwright
Even allowing for the passage of time this was a very weird and definitely fractured family. It was also the generation that oversaw the demise of the Darrell Lea chocolate and lolly empire. Succinctly written it was a very quick read. It is certainly from a different time that had very different attitudes to adopted children.
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By Bruce Pascoe
An amazing insight into Aboriginal society prior to settlement, this book turns everything I learned in school on its head. Meticulously researched and easy to read, I am buying my brother a copy for Christmas.
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By Jane Harper
This is a mystery family drama set in outback Queensland. Nathan’s brother is found dead amid mysterious circumstances. Nathan attempts to make sense of this while dealing with his own personal demons. This family tragedy has the harsh outback as a backdrop.
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By Jane Harper
This book is set in country Australia with lots of shady characters with something to hide. All these secrets come together by the end for a fantastic conclusion.
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An appalling childhood followed by the battlefields of Gallipoli followed by raising a family through the Depression and he still thinks he had “A Fortunate Life”. You’ll barely recognise the Australia he talks about.
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