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              The True Story of Maddie Bright

              The True Story of Maddie Bright (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

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              Also published under the title 'Lost Autumn'. 'This book has it all: an unforgettable first chapter, a fascinating insight into the Prince of Wales' visit to Australia in 1920 through the eyes of two women who worked for him, and a compelling mystery set in contemporary times, a...gainst the backdrop of Princess Diana's death. Truly wonderful storytelling.' - Natasha Lester, bestselling author of The Paris Seamstress In 1920, at seventeen years of age, Maddie Bright takes a job as a serving girl on the Royal Tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. She meets the prince's young staff - his vivacious press secretary Helen Burns, his most loyal man Rupert Waters - and the prince himself - beautiful, boyish, godlike. Maddie might be on the adventure of a lifetime. Sixty-one years later, Maddie Bright is living a small life in a ramshackle house in Paddington, Brisbane. But an unlooked-for letter has arrived in the mail and there's news on the television from Buckingham Palace that makes her shout back at the screen. Maddie Bright's true story may change. In August 1997, London journalist Victoria Byrd is tasked by her editor with the job of finding the elusive M.A. Bright, author of the classic war novel of ill-fated love, Autumn Leaves. It seems Bright has written a second novel, and Victoria has been handed the scoop. Recently engaged to an American film star, Victoria is horrified by her own sudden celebrity and keen to escape to Australia to follow the story. Written with real warmth and wit, these three evocative strands twist across the seas and over two continents, intersecting with the lives of Edward and Diana, two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century. The True Story of Maddie Bright is a novel that tells stories and reveals truth; a novel that considers the inescapable ties of mothering, friendship, duty and love.
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              ISBN 9781760295240
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              For a Girl
                

              For a Girl (EPUB ebook)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

              Memories and secrets buried for over twenty years surfaced after Mary-Rose MacColl gave birth to a much longed-for baby.

              ISBN 9781925576849
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              Language en
              Published NZ 26 Apr 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Swimming Home
               

              Swimming Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

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              In London in the mid-1920s, a young Australian and her aunt are each on a journey of self-discovery - one by attempting to swim the English Channel the other to rediscover the woman she used to be. From the bestselling author of In Falling Snow.

              ISBN 9781760113315
              Published NZ 23 Sep 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              In Falling Snow
                

              In Falling Snow (EPUB ebook)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

              A vivid and compelling story of love, war and secrets, set against the backdrop of WWI France

              ISBN 9781742698786
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The True Story of Maddie Bright
                

              The True Story of Maddie Bright (EPUB ebook)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

              Also published under the title 'Lost Autumn'. 'A thoughtful, multi-layered tale that probes the stories we tell ourselves about family and friendship, power and control. MacColl's writing deftly - yet gently - explores the nature of courage and kept me guessing to the very end.'... - Kirsty Manning, author of the bestselling The Jade Lily In 1920, seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters, his most loyal man, and Maddie is in awe of Edward himself, the 'people's' prince. What starts as a desire to help her family, devastated by the recent war, becomes for Maddie a chance to work on something that matters. When the unthinkable happens, it is swift and life changing. Decades later, Maddie Bright is living in a ramshackle house in Paddington, Brisbane. She has Ed, her drunken and devoted neighbour, to talk to, the television news to shout at, and door-knocker religions to join. But when London journalist Victoria Byrd gets the sniff of a story that might lead to the true identity of a famously reclusive writer, Maddie's version of her own story may change. 1920, 1981 and 1997: the strands twist across the seas and over two continents to build a compelling story of love and fame, motherhood and friendship. Set at key moments in the lives of two of the most loved and hated figures of the twentieth century, in Maddie Bright, a reader will find a friend and, by novel's close, that friend's true and moving story.
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              ISBN 9781760871116
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              Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The True Story Of Maddie Bright
               

              The True Story Of Maddie Bright (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose; Read by Oxer, Eloise

              • RRP: $44.99
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              Also published under the title 'Lost Autumn'. In 1920, 17-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretar...y, and Rupert Waters, his most loyal man, and Maddie is in awe of Edward himself, the 'people's' prince. What starts as a desire to help her family, devastated by the recent war, becomes for Maddie a chance to work on something that matters. When the unthinkable happens, it is swift and life changing. Decades later, Maddie Bright is living in a ramshackle house in Paddington, Brisbane. She has Ed, her drunken and devoted neighbour, to talk to, the television news to shout at, and door-knocker religions to join. But when London journalist Victoria Byrd gets the sniff of a story that might lead to the true identity of a famously reclusive writer, Maddie's version of her own story may change.
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              ISBN 9780655614715
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The True Story of Maddie Bright

              The True Story of Maddie Bright (Paperback)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $17.24
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              Also published under the title 'Lost Autumn'. 'A thoughtful, multi-layered tale that probes the stories we tell ourselves about family and friendship, power and control. MacColl's writing deftly - yet gently - explores the nature of courage and kept me guessing to the very end.'... - Kirsty Manning, author of the bestselling The Jade Lily 'This book has it all: an unforgettable first chapter, a fascinating insight into the Prince of Wales' visit to Australia in 1920 through the eyes of two women who worked for him, and a compelling mystery set in contemporary times, against the backdrop of Princess Diana's death. Truly wonderful storytelling.' Natasha Lester, author of the internationally bestselling The French Photographer In 1920, seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales, the 'people's' prince. Maddie feels that she's involved in something that really matters but when the unthinkable happens during that tour, it is swift and life changing. Decades later, Maddie Bright is living alone in a ramshackle house in Brisbane when she's contacted by London journalist Victoria Byrd who is investigating the true identity of a famously reclusive writer. Maddie's version of her own story may change. 1920, 1981 and 1997: the strands twist across the seas and over two continents to build a compelling story of love and motherhood, and fame and friendship.
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              ISBN 9781760877507
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Swimming Home

              Swimming Home (Paperback)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

              • RRP: $22.99
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              'Beautifully told, this is one of the most satisfying endings I've read for a while.' Love That Book The lone swimmer, turning over now to switch to a perfectly executed back crawl, wasn't Oxford or Cambridge, wasn't a man. It was a woman, a girl. It was Catherine. Of course it w...as Catherine. It's 1925 and fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands and swim, as she's done since she was a tiny child. But with her recent move to London where she lives with her aunt Louisa, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away. Louisa, a busy, confident London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds definite views on the behaviour of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she did, to ensure her future freedom. Since Catherine arrived, however, Louisa's every step seems to be wrong and she is finding it harder and harder to block painful memories from her past. It takes the influence of enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to come to New York where Catherine can test her mettle against the first women in the world to swim the English Channel. And where, unexpectedly, Louisa can finally listen to what her own heart tells her. Like Mary-Rose MacColl's bestselling novel, In Falling Snow, Swimming Home tells a story of ordinary women who became extraordinary. 'A gracious and engaging novel, finely written, poignant and pensive.' Book'd Out
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              ISBN 9781760295028
              Published NZ 4 Mar 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              For a Girl: A true story of secrets, motherhood and hope

              For a Girl: A true story of secrets, motherhood and hope (Paperback, Main)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

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              Memories and secrets buried for over twenty years surfaced after Mary-Rose MacColl gave birth to a much longed-for baby.

              ISBN 9781760295233
              Published NZ 26 Apr 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              In Falling Snow

              In Falling Snow (Paperback)

              By MacColl, Mary-Rose

              • RRP: $28.99
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              A vivid and compelling story of love, war and secrets, set against the backdrop of WWI France

              ISBN 9781743317440
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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