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Publisher’s Note from the first Australian edition, now published in the UK by Scribe Publications

… to the outside world the unhappiness and the problems may not show at all … – Elizabeth Jolley, ‘The Changing Family – Who Cares?’ When Susan Swingler submitted her manuscript to Fremantle Press early in the summer of 2011, I received it with some wariness. The House of Fiction, I understood, was the memoir…
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