Little Lost Girl

Little Lost Girl

by Graham Stewart Wilson

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Overview

A little girl vanished 100 years ago. Her name was Sophie. Where did she go?

An old house in Balmain. A portrait and perfume bottle hidden in a chimney.
Unknown and untouched, while a century passed, their memory slowly fading. 

Glimpses of an eight year old girl and her school friend, missing, never found. 
The grief of those left behind, those who searched, those who yearned.

So begins a journey to discover an Australian family, five generations, from 1840 to today. Buried in their past is the story of a long lost girl and the pain her vanishing left behind. Fragments slowly emerge from within the walls, stories of those who built and lived in this place.

Her identity is revealed but her disappearance remains a mystery
A chance discovery gives a vital clue.

Set around beautiful Sydney Harbour, this is the story of people and place, from early colonisation to the present day. This book is the first in the Old Balmain House Series. It is a new and revised edition of the previously titled 'The Old Balmain House'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995431317
Publisher: Biobrokers Pty Ltd
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: Old Balmain House , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
File size: 503 KB

About the Author

Graham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has completed and published nine separate books, and also a range of combined novel box sets. Books were initially self-published as ebooks for their first editions. Now with input from reader reviews the books are being further edited and republished, including a print edition to meet reader demand Graham is in the early stages of planning a memoir about his family's connections with Ireland called Memories Only Remain and also is compiling information for a book about the early NT cattle industry, its people and its stories. Graham writes for the creative pleasure it brings him. He is particularly gratified each time an unknown person chooses to download and read something he has written and write a review - good or bad, as this gives him an insight into what readers enjoy and helps him make ongoing improvements to his writing. In his non writing life Graham is a veterinarian who work in wildlife conservation and for rural landholders. He lived a large part of his life in the Northern Territory and his books reflect this experience.

Table of Contents

AUTHOR'S NOTE - 11 FAMILY TREE - MAIN CHARACTERS -13 PROLOGUE - 15 CHAPTER 1- A NEW OLD HOUSE AND A DISCOVERY - 17 CHAPTER 2 - INVESTIGATION - 23 CHAPTER 3 - 1841 - ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA - 27 CHAPTER 4 - 1842 - ROISIN, FIRST BALMAIN HOUSE - 37 CHAPTER 5 - HANNAH - 41 CHAPTER 6 - 1849 -TRAGEDY - 49 CHAPTER 7 - RETURN TO BALMAIN - 55 CHAPTER 8 - 1854 - A NEW LIFE IN NEWCASTLE - 68 CHAPTER 9 - 1870 - TRAGEDY AGAIN - 71 CHAPTER 10 - ALISON COMES HOME - 75 CHAPTER 11 - 1872 -ANOTHER HOUSE IN BALMAIN - 83 CHAPTER 12 - SOPHIA - 87 CHAPTER 13 - 1899 - JIMMY WILLIAM'S MATCH - 93 CHAPTER 14 - MARIA - 103 CHAPTER 15 - 1900-1901 - PLAGUE AND CELEBRATIONS - 113 CHAPTER 16 - 1905-1908 - BALMAIN'S CHILDREN - 119 CHAPTER 17 - THE BIG STORM - 129 CHAPTER 18 - 1908 - SOPHIE AND MATTY - 133 CHAPTER 19 - WHERE HAS SOPHIE GONE? - 139 CHAPTER 20 - 1942 - DISCOVERY - 149 CHAPTER 21 - RACHEL REMEMBERS - 153 CHAPTER 22 - SARAH - 161 CHAPTER 23 - CLOSING THE CIRCLE - 165 CHAPTER 24 - ALISON BRINGS THE CHILDREN BACK - 175 EPILOGUE - 183 APPENDIX 1 : THE TRUTH BEHIND THE IMAGININGS - 185 APPENDIX 2 : JESSIE JONES - UNKNOWN GIRL - 191 ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 196

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Little Lost Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Margie Kinsinger 8 days ago
A quest to discover the fate of two missing children blossoms into a saga of families, intertwined by love and loss, across the span of generations. The backdrop is Australia, from its early days of British occupancy to present. As historical fiction, it is fact embellished by the author's speculation and imaginings (we learn which is which at the end). Although under 200 pages in length, it has the feel of a grand epic like Gone With The Wind. The writing is so good, I felt like I was right in there as it all took place. This is an author to watch and a story not to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting historical story