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

The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
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S0003926263 092 Liv
Adult Non Fiction   Hay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781760290146
Call Number 092 Liv
Author Nicholls, Freda Marnie
Title The Amazing Mrs Livesey The remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
Place of production Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2016
Notes 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.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name Livesey, Ethel
Subject Added Entry - Topical Swindlers and swindling Australia
Biography and true stories
Imposters and imposture
Fraud
Truthfulness and falsehood
Genre Biography
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