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Susan: Convict's Daughter, Soldier's Wife, Nobody's Fool

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Susan Mason, the child of an Irish convict and his wife, was uneducated but streetwise and canny. From colonial Adelaide to the barracks towns of the British Isles, she fought her way, sometimes literally, through life. One man called her a little whore. Her husband once accused her of being a drunkard. Life often dealt her a poor hand. Yet she managed to survive the pover ...more
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published March 5th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services
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Susan: Convict's Daughter, Soldier's Wife, Nobody's Fool by Aussie author Stella Budrikis is a biography of her great great grandmother, Susan Mason. Susan was born in Australia in 1848 to Irish parents who had travelled to the colonies, originally settling in Sydney then moving to Adelaide in South Australia. When Susan married David Whybrew, he was a member of the British army, and they eventually moved back to the British Isles.

Moving around constantly with David’s job in the army, Susan was
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Irene Sauman
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I met the author at a family event (baptism of my great-nephew at his mother’s church) when she was introduced to me by a mutual acquaintance. She gifted me a copy of her book which I promised to review. The Susan of the title is the author’s great-great-grandmother. I immediately felt an affinity to the story, which is similar to that of my own great-great-grandmother.
Susan Mason was born in 1848, the daughter of an Irish convict. Uneducated, unable to read or write, she was considered among t
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Anne
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating read. The story was well researched, in such a way that the reader felt as if they were travelling with Susan.
This is such a detailed account of Susan's life and the times she lived in.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I received this book from the author and Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
denise
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I found this book boring. I was going to stop reading it, kept going thinking it would get better. I was very disappointed in reading this, the book did not improve.
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Stella Budrikis was born in England but has lived in Australia most of her life. She began writing articles for magazines and newspapers while working as a doctor in a rural community, then wrote cover articles and discussion papers for her church during a break in her medical career. She has now retired from medical work and is enjoying time to concentrate on research and writing.
Her first book,
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