The House of Fiction

The House of Fiction : Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley

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Susan Swingler is the step-daughter of one of Australia's most revered writers - the English-born Elizabeth Jolley. But behind that simple statement is a lifetime of family lies and deceptions that started when Susan's father, Leonard Jolley, left behind his life in England - his marriage and four-year-old Susan - to make a new life in Australia with Elizabeth. Susan had no inkling of what really happened until she came across perplexing revelations at the age of 21.

The House of Fiction tells the story of Susan's quest to discover the truth about her father. As she traces clues to a better understanding of Leonard, she inadvertently unravels an intricate fiction created by Elizabeth to deceive Leonard's family back in England.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 25mm | 333g
  • Australia
  • English
  • 1922247294
  • 9781922247292
  • 385,679

About Susan Swingler

Susan Swingler was born in Birmingham and lives in rural Gloucestershire. Her jobs have ranged from freelance photographer to gardener, university lecturer to curator and researcher. She and her husband travel widely.
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127 ratings
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