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The Lost Lovelies Foundation – AVAILABLE NOW

By Beth Wilson AM


30 November 2020
RRP: $32.95
ISBN: 978-0-9923433-7-8
Paperback, 323 pages
General fiction

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Beth Wilson is a public speaker, lawyer, writer, social justice and better health services advocate.

Introducing Beth Wilson AM, in conversation with Jon Faine, for the launch of her debut novel, The Lost Lovelies Foundation.

Anita Hammond-Jones is a stylish, charismatic, society figure, applauded for her strength and bravery, tireless advocacy, and speaking her truth.

When Anita sets up The Lost Lovelies Foundation after the death of her son, Martha is quick to join and dedicates herself, heart and soul, to the cause. She follows willingly as Anita pushes legislation to punish perpetrators and keep children safe. If passed, the Victims Voices Act will give parents the final say on whether an offender walks free.
Not everyone agrees with Anita’s stance, and they’re making Martha’s job difficult. The ensuing debate on sentencing, parole, and perpetrator rehabilitation tests Martha’s resolve and her loyalties.
Everyone has a different perspective, and they each offer us a unique insight into what motivates charity – and what happens when grief distorts our sense of right and wrong.


Through well-crafted dialogue and insightful inner monologues, Beth Wilson leads readers to question their pre-conceived ideas about a shocking crime. She shines a light into the grey areas between the experience of the victim and the perpetrator. Beth draws on her extensive understanding and knowledge of the medical and legal fields in her home State, as well as her astute and empathetic observations of human nature developed through many years of public service, to unpack a complex issue. This first novel, with its contemporary Melbourne vibe, evokes sympathy where it otherwise may not have existed. Highly recommended.

Retired English teacher

A tale of multiple tragedies … crisply drawn and believable characters … an engrossing read … on the effects of mandatory sentencing and the preciousness internal politics of some charities…

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