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              Books by Susanna De Vries

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              The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six Women Who Changed the Course of Australian History
               

              The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six Women Who Changed the Course of Australian History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Illustrated edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna

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              A book that details the life stories of 36 courageous Australian women, who broke down the barriers of prejudice. Featuring heroines such as Mary Penfold, the co-founder of Penfold Wines; Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning and others; this book examines the lives of wom...en who have influenced thousands of people.
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              ISBN 9780732278045
              Published NZ 24 Apr 2003
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch - Australia's most heroic woman

              Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Loch - Australia's most heroic woman (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre

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              Joice Loch was an extraordinary Australian. She had the inspired courage that saved many hundreds of Jews and Poles in World War II, the compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to tens of thousands of refugees, the incredible grit that took her close to death in several th...eatres of war, and the dedication to truth and justice that shone forth in her own books and a lifetime of astonishing heroism. Born in a cyclone in 1887 on a Queensland sugar plantation, she grew up in grinding poverty in Gippsland and emerged from eyars of unpaid drudgery by writing a children's book and freelance journalism. In 1918 she married Sydney Loch, author of a banned book on Gallipoli. After a dangerous time in Dublin during the Troubles, they excaped from possible IRA vengeance to work with the Quakers in Poland. There they rescued countless dispossessed people from disease and starvation and risked death themselves. In 1922 Joice and Sydney went to Greece to aid the 1,500,000 refugees fleeing Turkish persecution. Greece was to become their home. They lived in an ancient tower by the sea in the shadows of Athos, the Holy Mountain, and worked selflessly for decades to save victims of war, famine and disease. During World War II, Joice was an agent for the Allies in Eastern Europe and pulled off a spectacular escape to snatch over a thousand Jews and Poles from death just before the Nazis invaded Bucharest, escorting them via Constantinople to Palestine. By the time she died in 1982, Joice had written ten books, saved many thousands of lives and was one of the world's most decorated women. At her funeral the Greek Orthodox Bishop of Oxford named her 'one of the most significant women of the twentieth century'.
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              ISBN 9781489421609
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Australian Heroines Of World War One
               

              Australian Heroines Of World War One (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Rubenstein, Deidre

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              The story of eight courageous women who had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renowned and the compassion and tenderness that only a woman can bring. The outstanding stories of eight courageous women. One brave nursing sister Hilda Samsing became a whistle blower.... Nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs which was censored out of the press she let her diary be shown in high places which raised questions in the House of Commons. In Belgium, Louise Creed, a Sydney journalist caught in the besieged city of Antwerp made a hair-raising escape from a German firing squad and lived to tell the tale. Brisbane's Grace Wilson, ordered to establish an emergency hospital on drought ridden Lemnos Island, arrived there to find suffering Anzacs but no drinking water, tents or medical supplies. Grace and her nurses tore up their petticoats to use as bandages, survived for weeks on bully beef and biscuits and saved the lives of thousands wounded at Lone Pine and the Nek. In November 1915 after a blizzard hit the trenches of Gallipoli they cared for Anzacs with frostbitten or gangrenous feet. After surviving hardship on Lemnos, young Florence James-Wallace works in France near the front line in a Casualty Clearing, treating soldiers with hideous wounds or blinded by mustard gas. The Germans emerged from their trenches and advanced as Florence and her stretcher cases escaped by lorry. In 1918 after years spent nursing men smashed and pulverised by machine gun fire she faced yet another challenge - an epidemic of Spanish flu. They returned to a world that only recognised male courage and were quickly forgotten, two of them awarded such meagre pensions they died destitute and forgotten.
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              ISBN 9781489376466
              Published NZ 28 Jan 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Great Australian Women
               

              Great Australian Women (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Clifton, Jane

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              Author honored with the Order of Australia in 1996 for services to art and literature. Stories of dedicated and resourceful women who demanded something different from the restricted lives of their mothers and grandmothers. The achievements of Australian women have long been over...shadowed by the deeds of Australian men. Susanna de Vries has remedied
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              ISBN 9781740949439
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2005
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Heroic Australian Women In War
               

              Heroic Australian Women In War (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Dunn, Beverley

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              A riveting new work from Susanna de Vries continuing astonishing stories of female bravey from Gallipoli to Kokoda. In this inspiring book, Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and selflessness of eleven outstanding Australians over the course of two world wars - from O...live Kin, who saved countless lives in the war-ravaged Balkans, although she lost her heart; to Gallipoli nurse Alice Kitchen, who also served in France; to Vivian Bullwinkel, who survived the Bangka Island Massacre only to face more than three years watching her colleagues die as a Japanese prisoner of war. Facing not onlt the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war.
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              ISBN 9781742013572
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2008
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Desert Queen
               

              Desert Queen (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Dunn, Beverley

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              In the 1890s, when a woman's role was seen as marrying well and raising a family, Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress-traveller and 'woman of science'. She would become one of the best-known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of th...e first people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim; her father an alcoholic bootmaker, her mother dying of consumption when Daisy was only four years old. Through sheer strength of will, young Daisy overcame her miserable start, and in 1883 she migrated to Australia with a boatload of orphans, passing herself off as an heiress who taught for fun. Marriage followed - first with the young Breaker Morant, then bigamously with two other husbands. For decades she led a double life. But who was the real Daisy Bates? While other biographies have presented her as a saint, historian Susanna de Vries gives readers a more complex portrait of the 'Queen of the Never Never'.
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              ISBN 9781743103173
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Heroic Australian Women in War
               

              Heroic Australian Women in War (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Dunn, Beverley; Producer Burley, Anna

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              Astonishing stories of female bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda. In this inspiring book, Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and selflessness of eleven outstanding women over the course of two world wars: from Olive Kin, who saved countless lives in the war-ravaged Balk...ans, although she lost her heart; to Gallipoli nurse Alice Kitchen, who also served in France; to Vivian Bullwinkel, who survived the Bangka Island Massacre only to face more than three years watching her colleagues die as Japanese prisoners of war. Focussing not only on the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war.
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              ISBN 9781486242597
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Heroic Australian Women In War
               

              Heroic Australian Women In War (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Read by Dunn, Beverley; Producer Burley, Anna

              • RRP: $44.99
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              Astonishing stories of female bravery from Gallipoli to Kokoda. In this inspiring book, Susanna de Vries profiles the love, dedication and selflessness of eleven outstanding women over the course of two world wars: from Olive Kin, who saved countless lives in the war-ravaged Balk...ans, although she lost her heart; to Gallipoli nurse Alice Kitchen, who also served in France; to Vivian Bullwinkel, who survived the Bangka Island Massacre only to face more than three years watching her colleagues die as Japanese prisoners of war. Focussing not only on the astounding courage they displayed amid death and chaos but also on the triumphs and pain of their personal lives, Susanna reveals how these women were as influential and heroic in civil life as they were in war.
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              ISBN 9781486242580
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor: Secrets, Scandals and Betrayals
                

              Royal Mistresses of the House of Hanover-Windsor: Secrets, Scandals and Betrayals (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna

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              The genuine love match between Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled enthusiasm for the British monarchy. In the past, young princes reluctantly made arranged marriages and took mistresses.

              ISBN 9780980621624
              Published NZ 23 Apr 2012
              Publisher Dennis Jones & Associates
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              To Hell And Back: The Banned Account of Gallipoli's Horror by Journalist and Soldier Sydney Loch
               

              To Hell And Back: The Banned Account of Gallipoli's Horror by Journalist and Soldier Sydney Loch (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By De Vries, Susanna; Edited by De Vries, Jake

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              As a young soldier in the battlefields of Gallipoli, Sydney Loch witnessed the horror of war first hand. His journal of what he saw became a book on his return to Australia. Hoping to avoid military censorship, his publishers dubbed Loch's book a novel: The Straits Impregnable.

              ISBN 9780732285456
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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