Leah Francis

Finding the Way

Contents

Introduction

MEMOIR

1. An unpromising beginning
2. Orphanage to foster-home
3. What will happen to her if they take her away from us
4. Around the streets
5. Boarding at Darlington
6. In the real world: no school
7. Elva
8. War-time
9. Auntie and the Minister for Education
10. Wahroonga school
11. High school
12. Who needs sex education
13. Trials of a teen-ager
14. A teacher
15. Living alone
near-catastrophic afternoon tea

16. Getting to the Us
17. New York
18. He changes his mind
19. The south
20. Britain
21. Europe
22. Israel and Jordan
23. Going home
24. “a political football”
25. the dispersal
26. The tax man
27. University
28. Marriage
29. My three sons
30. Albury to Solomon Islands
31. Back to work

OTHER WRITINGS

Religion
In the Beginning
Mobility
Dear Bill
Drive Time
Hospital
Show Me a Sign
Music Therapy for Adults
Top End Diary
Diary of a Cookbook
Resume
Precious People
Incidents
Retrospectives
The Power of Slippers
Last Journey

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