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Her Mother's Daughter

Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Nadia Wheatley

Born in Australia in 1949, author Nadia Wheatley grew up with a sense of the mystery of her parents’ marriage. Caught in the crossfire between an independent woman and a controlling man, the child became a player in the deadly game. Was she her mother’s daughter, or her father’s creature?After her mother’s death, the ten-year-old began writing down the stories her mother had told her—of a Cinderella-like childhood, followed by an escape into a career as an army nurse in Palestine and Greece, and as an aid-worker in the refugee camps of post-war Germany. Some fifty years later, the finished memoir is not only a loving tribute but an investigation of the bewildering processes of memory itself.

Nadia Wheatley
About the Author

Nadia Wheatley is a long-standing fixture of Australian literature having written fiction and non-fiction for both children and adults. Seven of her books have been Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Books including Five Times Dizzy, The House that Was Eureka and My Place. She has won the New South Wales Premier’s Children’s Book Prize...

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2 July 2018
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Praise for Nadia Wheatley
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‘One of the greatest Australian biographies…a work which never confuses itself with fiction but which has the same readability and flair and command of tempo. It’s a hell of a story.’

‘Outstanding…a rare feat in Australian literary biography.’

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