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Nellie's Vow
Author: Leonie Binge

ISBN: 9780992351281
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 20 April 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Description:
Australia in the 1930s - the Great Depression has sunk its claws into society, resulting in record unemployment, unimaginable economic hardship and enormous social upheaval. Unable to find work or feed their families, many parents had no choice but to place their children in an orphanage or institution.

Such was the case for the Peisley family, whose tragic yet uplifting story is told within the pages of Nellie's Vow.

A captivating true tale, Nellie's Vow follows the fortunes of four sisters, from their idyllic early years in country Nyngan to the pain of poverty and separation. Confronted by one devastating blow after another - including the sudden death of their beloved father, the crippling mental illness suffered by their mother, the vicious abuse dished out by their stepfather and years of loneliness and deprivation at a Narellan orphanage - the four Peisley girls seem destined for lives of hardship and despair.

But against all odds, Nellie, the eldest, reunites the family - demonstrating that love, determination and the unbreakable bonds between sisters can sometimes overcome even the direst of circumstances.

Brimming with historical detail - in...

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