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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Lost and Stolen
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on 16 May 2013
Sadly this novel is perhaps a little light on detail, especially when the plot concerns genuine historical events of which the consequences are still felt by individuals to this day.

In terms of the prose it is an easy read with 275 pages (estimated) and 32 chapters. The prose is never too taxing - though a thorough proof reading would have helped, as there are numerous typographical errors.

If you are not put off by the idea of a corny story then this could be a good read for you (even Dickens gave us corn, look at Great Expectations for example!)

I wondered initially, if a subject as serous as child abduction could be looked at sincerely in such a relatively short novel, but Andrea Hughes has managed to convey the devastating effect of what transpires in the novel - namely the harsh treatment of certain "inferior un-christian people" by "superior christian £$%£ers".

A more detailed and longer novel might have been better but Andrea Hughes delivered the story in the way she wanted to I guess.
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on 6 April 2016
A compelling story well written leading you along a trail of clues, each one drawing you further into the maze of her family's past. The story has some surprising twists and turns culminating in an emotional ending. A book I would definitely recommend to my friends.
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on 21 February 2013
I do think that this was a most enjoyable book, but thought that the story felt rather rushed, particularly towards the end. It is quite a short book and an easy read, but some topics could have been explored in so much more depth. One or two aspects of the story seemed unrelated to the whole and there seemed to be too much time spent on these, other aspects and relationships which were relevant to the whole point of the story were hurried through and could have been expanded and explained so much more. I did enjoy reading the book and thought the descriptions of Australian life were excellent (most people think of life in the large cities and on the coast and know little about small town life in the outback), however I was left with a feeling of dissatisfaction and felt that so much more could have been made of this excellent story.
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on 5 February 2013
I read this a couple of months ago and thought it deserved four stars. However, since finishing the book i keep thinking of the story and characters and that is a sign (in my opinion) of a great book... Hence the five stars. Great easy read and you really connect with the characters, i particularly liked the Australian element. Definitely recommend this book and would love to read another one by Andrea Hughes.
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on 15 January 2014
Excellent read, could nit put it down once I had started, very moving story. Would recomend, good ending, a happy everafter.
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on 11 November 2015
A very very good book, an interesting look into the Australian cultural. I enjoyed it. Families that were split apart.
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on 8 December 2012
This book doesn't hang about but draws you in immediately. A well written,well structured, intriguing and informative novel, from start to finish, unlike many new Kindle books. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Best 77p I ever spent.
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on 16 April 2016
Not read yet
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on 4 April 2013
Beautiful story about the lost children of Australia, bit of a slow starter but from the middle of the book I couldn't put it down. I think this subject is so fascinating and enjoy any literature on this sad subject which has been so covered up and not acknowledged by the Australians. This story shows separate journeys of hardship, sadness but finally courage and strength.
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on 9 December 2015
Every one that enjoys a good book .It has history about Australia good and bad that really makes you want to know more
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