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The Amazing Mrs Livesey von Freda Marnie Nicholls

The Amazing Mrs Livesey Freda Marnie Nicholls

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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.

The Amazing Mrs Livesey Zusammenfassung

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

Ethel Livesey was quite a gal.An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over forty 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 the 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.

Über Freda Marnie Nicholls

Freda Marnie Nicholls lives and works on her husband's family farm in Gundagai in southern New South Wales. She was a rural journalist for fourteen years during which time she had the pleasure of interviewing many interesting people. She believes that everyone has a story.


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

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