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The Resource The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls

The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls

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The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
Title
The Amazing Mrs Livesey
Title remainder
the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
Statement of responsibility
Freda Marnie Nicholls
Title variation
  • Remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
  • amazing Mrs Livesey
Title variation remainder
the remarkable story of Australias greatest imposter
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five divorces. Her story stretches from industrial England to the French Riviera, from Ireland to New York, Shanghai, New Zealand, the Isle of Man and across Australia. Ethel claimed she was a cotton heiress, wartime nurse, casino hostess, stowaway, artist, opera singer, gambler, spy, close friend of the King, air raid warden, charity queen and even wife of Australian test cricketer Jack Fingleton. When her career imploded (with the abandonment of her glittering society marriage in post-war Sydney just two hours before the guests were due to arrive), the story of the Amazing Mrs Livesey was blazoned across newspapers around the world. But what was fact and what was fiction? With a prologue by Ethel Livesey's granddaughter, this extraordinary and constantly surprising story of the woman who was possibly Australia's greatest fraudster is told for the first time in rich and fascinating detail
Summary
The truly remarkable life of the notorious Ethel Livesey, a serial fraudster and confidence trickster who became a media sensation after she ran out on her society wedding in 1945 and was later arrested for obtained goods by false pretences
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10523494
Cataloging source
ANL
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Nicholls, Freda Marnie
Dewey number
364.163
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Livesey, Ethel
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Imposters and imposture
  • Fraud
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Swindlers and swindling
Target audience
adult
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the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter
Label
The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056563226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760290146
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930630148
Label
The Amazing Mrs Livesey : the remarkable story of Australia's greatest imposter, Freda Marnie Nicholls
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056563226
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760290146
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930630148

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