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Saving Grace

Saving Grace explores a century-old mystery about shame and madness in one Queensland family. Told with prim reluctance that her great aunty, Grace Baynes, went insane when her fiancé married her younger sister, the author seeks to know the truth. What really happened to Grace and why? Dramatically told just as Erica discovered it piece by piece, the family story she reconstructs is as engrossing as it is edifying. The narrative blends evidence taken from historical and medical records with contemporary psychiatric opinion to produce a compelling account of vulnerability and unconditional love in the life of Grace Clement Baynes. A woman lost to her family. A woman lost to herself.

Erica McWilliam

Erica McWilliam lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she works as an educational consultant. She began her career as a history teacher before moving into education and related research. While she has an extensive academic publication record, this is her first biographical work.

Austin Macauley Publishers