Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother’s death when Neve was seven, she’s learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner’s left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she’s retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders.

There, another child comes into her life. 

The first time Neve sees Jessie, the small girl is playing on an empty stretch of beach. On the cold autumn day, she is bare-legged and alone, while her mother is distracted by her own troubles. At once, almost despite herself, Neve is intrigued and concerned, and Jessie is drawn to Neve’s kindness – and to her home. 

To Neve’s surprise, Jessie becomes an unlikely source of much needed care for her and her baby. Having been lost in the sleepless haze of new motherhood, Neve is touched, and finds herself grappling with how to best help the forgotten girl. She has the spacious house, the full pantry, the resources . . . But how much can you – should you – do for a stranger’s child?

Author

Anna George

Initially trained as a lawyer, Anna George began her writing career verifying footnotes for a legal encyclopedia. From there, she went on to review films for a Hong Kong street magazine and to write feature film scripts. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and two sons.

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Review Review - The Lone Child, Anna George
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Blog #amreading The Lone Child, Anna George
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 7, 2017
Review Review - WHAT CAME BEFORE, Anna George
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - What Came Before, Anna George
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 12, 2014
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Review Review - The Lone Child, Anna George
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Blog #amreading The Lone Child, Anna George
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 7, 2017

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