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Back to Billabong (Billabong #7)

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She stood up, tears raining down her plump cheeks. No one, Cecilia thought, ever cried so easily, so copiously, and so frequently as Queenie.
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Lindley Walter-smith
This is one of my favourite of my beloved Billabong books, as it was my Nanna;s, and I've read and reread it so many times since I was a child that I've practically memorised it.

In post-war London, Anglo-French Cecilia ("Tommy") lives a life of soul-crushing dull servitude and emotional abuse, being a kind of unpaid servant and governess to her stepfamily. When her brother is discharged from service at last, and they discover a small inheritance, the siblings form a plan - to kidnap the underage
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Christian West
Tommy (otherwise known as Cecilia) and her brother Bob spend half the book fleeing horrid relatives, and the rest of the book relegated to the background as events happen around them on an Australian farm.

Maybe because I've started on book 7 of a series, but I was rather confused by the whole thing. The first half was quite a lovely story of a girl against her evil stepmother and the rescue organised by her ex-soldier brother. The second half seemed to focus on a bunch of characters who I had no
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