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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Sweet Adversity
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'There's never a good time to be orphaned - or abandoned ... especially when you are twelve years old, and it's the Great Depression.

'In 1928, Shakespearean actors, the McAllisters, are forced to leave their daughter Adversity at the Emu Swamp Children's Home.

They fully intend to return, but things don't go according to plan.

'Then, to make matters worse, Scrimshaw, a villainous theatrical agent, hears the talented Addie sing. He plots to use her in his next money-making venture, but when he turns up at Emu Swamp to collect his prize, Scrimshaw finds she's run away.

'Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, Addie is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2018 .
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      Extent: 304p.p.
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      • Published 18 June 2018.

      ISBN: 9781460755105, 1460755103

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Works about this Work

[Review] Sweet Adversity Lyn Linning , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 33 no. 3 2018; (p. 38)

— Review of Sweet Adversity Sheryl Gwyther , 2018 single work children's fiction
[Review] Sweet Adversity Lyn Linning , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 33 no. 3 2018; (p. 38)

— Review of Sweet Adversity Sheryl Gwyther , 2018 single work children's fiction
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