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The Fortunes of Mary Fortune

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A biography of Mary Fortune, Australia's first female writer of crime fiction. She kept her identity secret by writing under the names of W.W. or Waif Wander. Arriving in Australia with her young son, she supported herself by writing about life on the goldfields and in the cities.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published September 15th 1989 by Penguin Putnam (first published 1989)
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Jul 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
First published by Penguin in 1989 THE FORTUNES OF MARY FORTUNE wasn't the easiest book to track down. In fact it took a lot of driving across the Goldfields region of Victoria to get my hands on a copy, which is somewhat appropriate given that the Central Goldfields is one of the locations that Mary Fortune wrote so much about.

THE FORTUNES OF MARY FORTUNE is edited by Lucy Sussex who is undoubtedly the expert on a woman who deserves a wider audience and considerably more acknowledgement for bot
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