Retiree writes about earlier life
Umina retiree Ms Barb Simpson has written a "novella", based on her early life.
Entitled The Triumph of Hope over Despair, Ms Simpson's 20-page story goes back as far as her early childhood where she grew up in a single-room, hessian-lined shack on government land in the Western suburbs.
Ms Simpson takes readers through her forced transition into adulthood, three marriages, multiple uninformed medical diagnoses, electric shock therapy and, more recently, her time in Peninsula Village, according to Village chief executive Mr Shane Neaves.
"Barb has experienced much hardship in her life and has been put through things no person should ever be subjected to.
"This book details those experiences, and shows you how she came out the other side."
He said it shone a light on some of the difficulties she had growing up and how they had shaped her into the woman she was today.
It is available for purchase at the Peninsula Village reception.
Website, 16 Apr 2019
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages
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