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Forged with Flames - Ann Fogarty

Forged with Flames

By: Ann Fogarty, Anne Crawford (As told to)

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Published: 1st April 2014
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Forged with Flames is Ann Fogarty’s poignant and compelling story of her experiences of the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983 and its devastating aftermath as she struggled to survive the severe burns she sustained to 75% of her body, followed by a series of life-threatening events.

These have had a profound effect on her psyche, her health and her spirit, yet the reader is repeatedly drawn to admire and be deeply inspired by her honesty and her incredible moral fortitude.

Her triumph is coming out of it scathed but by no means defeated.

Listen to Ann in conversation with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio National

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Great story about triumph and survival

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  • Well Written
  • Will Make You Cry

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The book is well worth buying. Great story about a mother who put her body on the line to save her children and has survived against the odds.

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Moving account of a courageous survival

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      This is an extraordinary account of resilience and courage in the face of physical and mental trauma after the Ash Wadnesday bush fires. Ann refused to give in to the pain and suffering she endured through her prolonged recovery.

      The section on her childhood in England did not engage me particularly as I did not see its relevance. Also the relationship with her husband remained very sketchy.

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      Excellent Story of Bravery

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        I was a good friend of Ann's mother-in-law and was very interested that Ann (with the help of Anne Crawford) had written a boook on her dreadful experience through the Ash Wednesday fires. I remember the anguish and concern her family had for her, and whether she would survive. She did and she has written a great book.

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        ISBN: 9780987178510
        ISBN-10: 0987178512
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 230
        Published: 1st April 2014
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.6