The Puckle Project: Finding Frederick
by Truda Olson

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The Puckle Project: Finding Frederick by Truda Olson

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Paperback: 166 pages
Publisher: Truda Olson
ISBN: 9780646908953
Trim size: 229 x 153 mm

 
Synopsis   

‘It was fascinating to read about your great grandfather, what an extraordinary life!’
Stephen Fry – yes, the peripatetic virtuoso, Stephen Fry
- observed on reading a preliminary article on Frederick
(August, 2010).

And no wonder …
Madness, murder, suicide and war … drug broking, opium smuggling and colonial Burma in crisis. This is the amazing story of Frederick Puckle’s tumultuous life in nineteenth century England.

 
About the Author    
 
Truda Olson has an honours arts degree, a graduate diploma in librarianship and a Master of Information Management degree. She worked as a university librarian until retirement. She lives in Melbourne, Australia and when not working on the computer, wrestles with her unruly one-acre garden. She has two children.
 

 

12/08/2014
Name : Lindy Gilham
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Review : I just loved this book. It is so readable and choc-full of information. It is fascinating to learn about the Opium Wars, and the Burma-British relationship is terrific. I am particularly impressed at the ease with which it can be read; with short bites of information well headed and tying it in with the main narrative of Frederick’s life. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this intriguing story.

8/08/2014
Name : Celia Baylis
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Review : I started the book a few days ago and couldn't put it down! It makes such interesting reading and is very informative. Research is excellent and the way she has absorbed it all into her family history is quite unique. Secondly the quality of the book - paper and printing - makes it a real pleasure to read.

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