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Judy McNeil Is Only Fourteen When Her Father Dies In A Railway Accident Penniless And With Nowhere To Live, Her Mother Is Forced To Take Judy And Her Five Siblings To Seek A New Life In Brisbane, Where She Quickly Remarries And Judy S Life Takes A Dramatic Turn For The Worse Fleeing To Sydney After Attempting To Kill Her Stepfather, All She Has Are A Few Belongings In A Cardboard Port, Or Suitcase Judy Falls In Love With A Singaporean Man Named Richard, But Her Dreams Of Happiness Are Soon Dashed He Sends Her To Live With His Family In Singapore While He Remains Behind In Australia So, Still A Teenager, Judy Finds Herself Abandoned In A Strange Country With Her Young Child And Another On The WayThe Twists And Turns Of Judy S Subsequent Life Make For Compelling Reading Loathed By Her Husband S Father, She Leaves The Family Home Only To Find Herself At The Mercy Of One Of Malaya S Headhunting Dayak Rebels And Forced To Turn To Prostitution To Feed Herself And Her Children Later, Reunited With Her Husband, She Battles The Body Rats That Feed On Corpses Buried In A Neighbouring Cemetery Before Returning To Seek Refuge In The Drains Ultimately She Is Faced With A Devastating Choice To Escape Her Nightmare World She Will Have To Leave Her Children BehindThis Is A True Story That Will Leave You Wondering How One Woman Could Endure So Much And Yet Still Survive A confronting biography I found this book quite graphic and rather sad story of the author s life It was not a positive book or ending either I felt the author had never caught a break in her life from the beginning, her childhood to even her grown adulthood, her destructive, lonely marriage.Interesting insight into Asian culture and their day to day life in the 60 s in Singapore Asia.I had hopped the author would finally have a reunion with her children but to find they did not want to be part of her life I felt maybe there was something missing here but maybe not It did not take me long to read this book once I had gotten past the initial start of the book which I found a little hard to progress. Absolutely phenomenal book I have been switching from out out rage for this poor girls circumstances to feeling utterly devastated The fact this is a true story makes this book so much harder to bear Judith McNeil is a fabulous writer a women of strength To have survived what she has in her life and not gone completely mad is inspiring I would very much like to meet Judith, shake her hand tell her thank you for having the strength to share her story, in all its rawness Would highly recommend this book to anyone, but will be putting this book in front of my daughter when she turns 16 and insisting she read it. A could not put down biography, amazing than fiction Not a wise choice pre bedtime Very well done with sharing her thoughts throughout and introducing dialogue. Fascinating story of a poor white woman in Asia DoctorZed Publishing is proud to announce the second edition of Judith McNeil s continuing real life memoir, The Girl With The Cardboard Port.ISBN 9780987597540Genre Non fiction biography memoirAvailable in print and ebookOnly 24.95 AUDThis is the story of a young, na ve country girl who endured a decade of deprivation, poverty and torment, a girl who ultimately prevailed against almost impossible odds Read at www.doctorzed.com nonfiction biograph Incredible memoir style book Hard to believe life is ever that hard for some people Not sure about the whole snake episode Has a strange and sad ending though which left me feeling some what disappointed for the author Would highly recommend it though.