In the 1940s, the consequences of the Second World War come marching up to the doorstep of a young Australian girl in the small country town of Roma in western Queensland. From strange refugees to thunderous American convoys, Roma and young Dell Colley will never be the same.
Her life is again changed when her family moves to the bustling coastal town of Bundaberg. Magical and conflicting turns of events usher in an emerging personality as she grows into a young woman set on her goals. But as she sets her sights on new experiences, external actions influence her natural instincts and a determined parent seeks to hold her with the bonds of tradition.
A touching and often humourous autobiography, A Confounded Nuisance sets a charming coming-of-age tale into a unique moment of history. The insights it offers are both personal and profound.
Author Dell Craig is a happy retiree living in Bundaberg. In addition to writing, she is in a 27 member accordion band, plays the piano, participates in square dancing and spends time with her friends and family. A sequel to A Confounded Nuisance is in the works.
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