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I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington

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A long and complicated story of a single father bringing up three children, two of whom have severe problems, one mental, one emotional. The novel is in the form of a letter to a judge pleading for custody of his grandson once his mother has been committed to a mental hospital. It’s a sad tale, simply told..

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I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington

It was a crime that shocked the world. The CCTV footage shows a young woman pushing through the hospital doors. She walks into the nursery, picks up a baby and places her carefully in a shopping bag. She walks out to the car park, towards an old Ford Corolla. For a moment, she holds the child gently against her breast and, with her eyes closed, she smells her. Then she clips the baby into the car, gets in and drives off. This is where the footage ends. What happens next will leave a mother devastated, and a little boy adrift in a world he will never understand.

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About the Author

Caroline Overington is a bestselling author and journalist who has worked for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. She is the mother of delightful 13-year-old twins and lives in Bondi with her family, a blue dog and a lizard.

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Publication date

26th September 2013


Caroline Overington

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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


336 pages


Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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