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The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter

Author: Freda Marnie Nicholls
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The truly remarkable life of the notorious Ethel Livesey, a serial fraudster and confidence trickster who became a media sensation after she ran out on her society wedding in 1945 and was later arrested for obtained goods by false pretences.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ethel Livesey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freda Marnie Nicholls
ISBN: 9781760290146 1760290149
OCLC Number: 930630148
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Description: 320 pages
Contents: Prologue..1 Miss Swindells..2 Mrs Carter..3 Mrs Taylor..4 Mrs Smith..5 Mrs Ward..6 Mrs Lee..7 Mrs Spurgess..8 Mrs Giblett..9 Mrs Hourn..10 Mrs Anderson..11 Mrs Baker..12 Mrs Thompson & Gloria Grey..13 Mrs Gardiner..14 The Drapery Affair & Nurse Florence Anderson..15 Miss Hordern..16 Mrs Ann Derson..17 Miss Turner..18 Lady Betty Balfour..19 Miss Harvey..20 Mrs Coradine..21 Mrs Livesey..22 The Falcon Cliff Hotel..23 Ivydene..24 Fortune Taken to Australia..25 Mr Beech & The Wedding of the Century..26 Police Want to Question Heiress..27 Society Woman Arrested!..28 Mrs Livesey Missing..29 Mrs Percy..30 Up on the Big Screen..31 Thousands Wait to See Mrs Livesey..32 Going for Broke..33 Mrs Livesey Again Missing..34 Where Did All the Money Go?..35 Going After the Lawyers..36 The Crocodile-Skin Case..37 Mrs Livesey Explains..38 Mrs Nan Glover..39 Mrs Ethel Nelson..Aftermath..Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Freda Marnie Nicholls.

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The truly remarkable life of the notorious Manchester-born Ethel Livesey, a serial fraudster and confidence trickster who became a media sensation after she ran out on her society wedding in 1945 and  Read more...

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This is one of those yarns from Australian history that makes you wonder why a film hasn't been made about it... it is a lively retelling of the tale that should have producers knocking on Nicholls's Read more...

 
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