The Resource The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls

The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls

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The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
Title
The Amazing Mrs Livesey
Title remainder
the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
Statement of responsibility
Freda Marnie Nicholls
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five divorces. Her story stretches from industrial England to the French Riviera, from Ireland to New York, Shanghai, New Zealand, the Isle of Man and across Australia. Ethel claimed she was a cotton heiress, wartime nurse, casino hostess, stowaway, artist, opera singer, gambler, spy, close friend of the King, air raid warden, charity queen and even wife of Australian test cricketer Jack Fingleton. When her career imploded (with the abandonment of her glittering society marriage in post-war Sydney just two hours before the guests were due to arrive), the story of the Amazing Mrs Livesey was blazoned across newspapers around the world. But what was fact and what was fiction? With a prologue by Ethel Livesey's granddaughter, this extraordinary and constantly surprising story of the woman who was possibly Australia’s greatest fraudster is told for the first time in rich and fascinating detail
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
364.163092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls
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The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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24 cm
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Extent
xiii, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760290146
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930630148
  • (AuCNLKIN)000056563226

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