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The Girl With The Cardboard Port
by Judith McNeil
Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing
Judith McNeil’s story begins at a railway station one cold morning in 1957. She is about to embark on a 1000-mile train journey with her mother, her younger
siblings and a black coffin that contains the body of her father. Their destination
is Brisbane and the home of Judith’s domineering aunt. She is only fourteen.
Also by Judith McNeil
Finding work in a small Chinese restaurant gives Judith the security of a job and income. Here she meets and falls in love with a Singaporean man, and becomes pregnant. After they marry, he sends her to live with his family in
Singapore while he remains behind in Australia to continue his studies. Still only a teenager herself, Judith finds herself abandoned in a strange country, living
with disapproving in-laws in a tiny apartment. She has one baby and another on
Judith L. McNeil lives in Queensland. She is now retired, after decades spent working as an aged carer, but volunteering in the community is still very much a part of her life. Her interests other than writing are breeding Shitzus, landscape painting and reading.
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