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When Sophie Wimple-Brown marries Jerry Oswald, Jerry's rich Uncle Joe, owner of Appletree Downs, disinherits him. Sophie and Joe devise a plan to win him over, but the outcome is not what they planned and Sophie discovers the attraction of rich, older men.
Martie is tired of always being the one who listens and longs for someone to listen to her. Her friend, Betha, advises her not to listen to people anymore, but to talk about herself. When she meets Carey Ellis, she carries this advice to the extreme.
A favourable review which recommends the book to children for its whimsical tales. R. W. Coulter was an illustrator for The Australian Woman's Mirror and M. G. Skipper was a 'literary representative' of The Bulletin.
A handbook for all aspiring writers, of both fiction and non-fiction, containing sections by many of Australia's prominent writers and editors. Franziska recommends the volume, although she reprimands the publisher for several typographical errors.