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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Their lives couldn't be more different, but Emmie can't help liking Bertha Schippan. She's funny and knowing and wild, and she distracts Emmie from the monotony of farm life in their tiny, isolated community. But, as Emmie soon discovers, Bertha has secrets. Terrible secrets.

'This heartbreaking story is based on a real crime that took place more than a century ago, capturing headlines all around Australia.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Based on the murder of Bertha Schippan in a farmhouse outside Towittan, in early 1902.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2010 .
      Image courtesy of Penguin Books
      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 9780143011484

Works about this Work

Justice For Bertha Samela Harris , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 April 2010; (p. 12-15)
Untitled Anne Briggs , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 25 no. 2 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Anna Ryan-Punch , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 18 no. 2 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Clare Snowball , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 3 2010; (p. 31-32)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Anne Briggs , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 25 no. 2 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Anna Ryan-Punch , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 18 no. 2 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Clare Snowball , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 3 2010; (p. 31-32)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Untitled Pam Harvey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of A Girl Like Me Penny Matthews 2010 single work novel
Justice For Bertha Samela Harris , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 April 2010; (p. 12-15)
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  • ca. 1902
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