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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: Biographies
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: Prologue1 Miss Swindells2 Mrs Carter3 Mrs Taylor4 Mrs Smith5 Mrs Ward6 Mrs Lee7 Mrs Spurgess8 Mrs Giblett9 Mrs Hourn10 Mrs Anderson11 Mrs Baker12 Mrs Thompson & Gloria Grey13 Mrs Gardiner14 The Drapery Affair & Nurse Florence Anderson15 Miss Hordern16 Mrs Ann Derson17 Miss Turner18 Lady Betty Balfour19 Miss Harvey20 Mrs Coradine21 Mrs Livesey22 The Falcon Cliff Hotel23 Ivydene24 Fortune Taken to Australia25 Mr Beech & The Wedding of the Century26 Police Want to Question Heiress27 Society Woman Arrested!28 Mrs Livesey Missing29 Mrs Percy30 Up on the Big Screen31 Thousands Wait to See Mrs Livesey32 Going for Broke33 Mrs Livesey Again Missing34 Where Did All the Money Go?35 Going After the Lawyers36 The Crocodile-Skin Case37 Mrs Livesey Explains38 Mrs Nan Glover39 Mrs Ethel NelsonAftermathAuthor's Note and Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Freda Marnie Nicholls.

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