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When We Were Very Rich, Paperback Book


A family saga rich in characters and backdrop, this book will hook you from the first few lines.

Isabel, eldest daughter of Sarah and Albert, lives a life of many riches; family togetherness, love, nature and freedom.

Her life is poor in monetary value and lacking in belongings, but she experiences a childhood the sort that money is unable to buy.

Surrounded by many siblings - her mother had 14 live births, all without any attention from a doctor or medical intervention, a valiant and strong mother she was.

Sarah's grandparents were shipped off as convicts to Australia from England and made a life there when they were given their freedom.

Albert and Sarah married in 1918 and forged a life through the Depression in the late 1920s.

What was considered poor then, would be rich pickings today; unpolluted air, wild flowers, organic home-grown food and an abundance of wildlife.

The story is like a tapestry, the last word or stitch humbling and too soon.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781786937292



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