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Gems of a Generation : Heartwarming and Candid Stories from Fifteen Unique Women - Sue Trethowan-Jones

Gems of a Generation

Heartwarming and Candid Stories from Fifteen Unique Women

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Gems of a Generation provides an exciting snapshot of the baby boomer era, historically important because of the introduction of the contraceptive pill. The era is illuminated through fifteen heart-warming and candid stories of unique women who meet each week to make jewellery.

Their lives of high flying fame, glittering careers, fortunes made and lost, love, marriage, infidelity and divorce are told candidly. Add the poignant struggles of the single mothers, plus child abuse, adoption and rejection, a rubella baby and abduction ... astonishing threads that make up this compelling book.

About the Author

Sue Trethowan-Jones was born in Melbourne but moved to Geelong as a child. She has worked as a journalist for 25 years. She was the Women’s Editor of the Geelong newspaper for 20 years, and also the Fashion and Travel Editor. She has written for the Advertiser, News and Echo newspapers in Geelong, and The Age and Herald Sun in Melbourne.

In Melbourne, she and Ann Greenham formed a fund raising arm of the Ardoch Youth Foundation, for street kids. Later she and a small group began the Melbourne Cancerians. This book is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research.

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    4.0

    Inspiring

    By Zinnie

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      Comments about Gems of a Generation:

      This is a great read that shows the unknown side of well known Australian ladies. Inspiring and wants you to create a group of friends just like this. A great gift to a reader.

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      Inspiring True Stories

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        Comments about Gems of a Generation:

        It engaged me and enjoyed it to the end
        I have recommended it to my daughters as a read for them and as a gift idea for their mothers in law

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        4.0

        What an example!

        By Zinnie

        from Ballarat

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          Comments about Gems of a Generation:

          Great read for women looking for a nudge. What great women we have in this country. We should all take life by the horns and run with it. Highly recommended.

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          4.0

          The wonderful women we have in Melbourne

          By anniemacca

          from Hawthorn

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            A book that tells of live experiences of these lovely ladies of Melbourne...

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            4.0

            a good little gem

            By jen

            from melbourne australia

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              Comments about Gems of a Generation:

              This book is a mini biography of some great women of society especially from melbourne. really enjoyed it and you can pick it up and put it down good one to read ona holiday

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              ISBN: 9781921362460
              ISBN-10: 1921362464
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 252
              Published: 1st January 2008
              Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
              Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5