Tom Milner: WhatsApp 9th Feb 23/23 - "Judy, I just finished your book. You are without a doubt the bravest person I know. Thank you for sharing one of the most powerful pieces of writing I have ever read. Thank you for sharing your journey, however painful, this book is going to help so many people understand that they are not alone."
Like most people, Agnes, at sixty-four, is ready to recall the sweet and bitter memories of her past. A trip back to Australia can only help her recall those other worlds. Her dreams also become fodder for her thoughts. She especially wishes to remember her father. Reading this book is like reading a true memoir.
Sometimes Australia seems like a mysterious continent. Much of what we know is just about the convicts living there. Also,we can connect to it by thinking of sheep and The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough.We might know a bit about sheep too. Plus, the Aboriginals come to mind. How dated is that information?
Agnes's Broken Dreams by Judy King is made up of Psychology. Agnes has heavy questions about her ancestry. It is so sad to have lived like Agnes with empty places in our hearts and minds.
May 14, 2023
"One day of liberation is worth a lifetime of struggle."
In this beautifully written and profoundly emotive story. Judy takes her readers on a fabulously crafted journey of courage, strength, determination, validation, triumph over adversity and ultimately healing.
Agnes's story is as harrowing as it is inspirational and Judy brilliantly and sensitively writes about amnesia, adoption, domestic, mental, physical and emotional abuse, dysfunctional family dynamics, child neglect and bullying. To name but a few... Ultimately providing Agnes with an all-important platform to find her voice, speak her truth and find courage to heal and find freedom from a painful and damaging early life.
I resonated with and related to Agnes on so many levels. Leaving me with a sense of hope and a renewed strength, validation and determination to keep travelling forward on my own journey of healing. Which speaks volumes about Judy's talent as a writer and her ability to find a connection with her readers.
It's a story that will stay with me and one that I will recommend to anyone wanting to make sense of their own life journey. But also to anyone who would like to know more about all manner of abuse and how it affects those who have experienced it.
Con su mirada limpia y persistente, y las muñecas sobre el reposabrazos de una vieja butaca, a Judy King no se le escapa ni una mueca de orgullo al relatar su vida. Apenas alza tímidamente las cejas, en señal de aprobación, cuando le confieso mi admiración por sus andanzas. De mente clara, esta exploradora de los estragos de la vida retiene más historias que la biblioteca de Alejandría. Ha circundado el mundo cual Phileas Fogg, se ha codeado con la realeza artística y escrito un libro que, aun siendo ficción, sazona con aspectos privados. Nació en Sidney, vivió en Londres y Deià, pero ahora mora a los pies de la Serra, en un agradable rinconcito de Sóller con ‘una vista de un millón de dólares’, como diría un yanqui.
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— Judy King (@judykingauthor) February 3, 2023