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In 1930, amidst the dire times of the Great Depression, two Shakespearean actors are forced to leave their daughter, Adversity, at the Emu Swamp Children’s Home. When it appears they’ve drowned in a flood, Addie is left in the villainous hands of Matron Maddock.
Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, the feisty runaway embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
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REVIEWS for Sweet Adversity
“Sweet Adversity is a rip-roaring, feel-good, grab-the-nearest-redhead-and-pinch-their-gorgeous-cheeks read…”
Alison Stegert. GoodReads
“Sweet Adversity is a champion for Shakespeare and theatre … a wonderful and accessible introduction to Shakespeare for young readers ….”
Madison’s Library. GoodReads
“an uplifting story of perseverance; resonating sass and staunchness in times of adversity whilst triumphing a slice of Australian history that made me want to drum the floorboards with acclamation. Bravo!”
Dimity Powell. GoodReads