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MIRA Tradesize

By Jan Murray

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Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: Australia, 01 September 2012
In September 1971, 181 numbered marbles roll around in a barrel while Australia holds its breath. The last number drawn will shatter two women's lives, and bring them together again...Sixteen-year-old Caroline 'Miki' Patrick confides to her best friend- the outspoken, smart-mouthed Jude- that she's pregnant. Miki's parents place her in the iron embrace of St Anthony's, a home for wayward girls, with the scheming Sister Angela pressuring her to give up her baby. But Jude convinces Miki they can raise the child, and together they make a pact and take to the road. But the teenagers are ill-prepared for the hardships they face, and after one particularly difficult night, fate separates them. Alone, poor and scared for her baby's welfare, Miki ultimately surrenders Dominic to the home. Two decades later, Miki is a dangerous woman, and she's on the run. A vocal anti-war activist who assists draft dodgers, Miki is hiding from the Federal Police and never stays in one place very long. That is, until Dominic's birthday is drawn in the conscription lottery and Jude steps back into her life. Now Miki and Jude will stop at nothing to be reunited with him...
EAN: 9781921795671
ISBN: 1921795670
Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon
Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 x 3.1 centimeters (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Barbara on
Another horror story of Australia's forced adoption era, but this time the mother defies the authoritive brainwashing of the times and escapes with her baby and what follows is well worth reading especially if you were an 'unmarried mother' in the dark days of illegal adoptions.

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