The Amazing Mrs. Livesey by Freda Marnie Nicholl

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June–July 2016, no. 382
Dina Ross reviews 'The Amazing Mrs. Livesey'  by Freda Marnie Nicholl

The Amazing Mrs. Livesey

by Freda Marnie Nicholl

Allen & Unwin $29.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781760290146

The Amazing Mrs. Livesey by Freda Marnie Nicholl

Reviewed by
June–July 2016, no. 382

Ethel Livesey was a piece of work. By the time she stood trial in 1946, she had already served several terms in prison. The serial fraudster had accumulated more than forty aliases, married eight times (twice bigamously), borne four children to different men, and divorced four times. She fleeced shopkeepers, business owners, society élite – and her husbands – during a spectacular career as a silver-tongued swindler. And the press lapped it up: the scandalous Livesey affair made the Australian headlines for nearly a year.

Dina Ross reviews 'The Amazing Mrs. Livesey'  by Freda Marnie Nicholl

The Amazing Mrs. Livesey

by Freda Marnie Nicholl

Allen & Unwin $29.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781760290146

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  • I was very interested in reading about my grandmother, the amazing Mrs Livesey. I knew very little about her as she had left my father Frank George Anderson and Basil Anderson in an orphanage. She had very little time for them. I never knew there were two other children as I believed that there were only two children, my father and his brother.
    Posted by Raylene Jeakings (nee Anderson)
    Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:31

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