The Lost Sister

Journey of a Groningen Girl

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Dutch Festival

 

http://www.rembrandtdutchclub.com/en/sydney/Dutch+Festival

The Dutch Festival in St Mary's, Sydney, 23rd-25th March. Look out for the Lost…

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Added by Nell Jones on March 23, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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Hi Everyone,

The weekend Garden opening at Anneke and Malcolm's house was a great success-thankyou to all those members who made it and enjoyed the garden. Don't forget my new book of ten poems is available on Blurb, just follow the link to blurb on the home page to find my book store there. Both poetry books are now available as e-books. If you live in Newcastle, the Lost Sister of Groningen is available at Macleays book shop in Hamilton on Beaumont Street.

Regards Nell

Added by Nell Jones on February 14, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments

The Sky Is My Religion

Hi Everyone,

Have just published a book of ten poems, The Sky Is My Religion, you can check it out on…

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Added by Nell Jones on January 28, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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Hi Everyone,

I have been busy working on my new novel, The Girl From Shays Flat that spans across 600 years and focuses on women, migration, lust, abuse, hardship and love.In April I will travel to Victoria to write and complete some more research for this novel. My father Malcolm will be coming with me to sketch some on site drawings of the area that will feature in this novel. Our family are also celebrating my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary next month, and this is an important…

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Added by Nell Jones on January 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

And so this was Christmas........

Finishing off Boxing Day and reporting that Christmas Day was 100% traditional for me and I suspect that the atmosphere would not have been unfamiliar to the Jones Family. 

Held, as ever (except that last year 3 out of the 4 of us, were in the U.K. and the year before that, I was in the Netherlands) in the home where we've celebrated Christmas since 1981, divorce notwithstanding. 

The mixture of guests, reminds me of the "mixture" present at Malcolm's birthday party and Nell's…

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Added by Ozcloggie on December 26, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Ubud Readers and Writers Festival-Nandurin Karang Awak-Cultivate the Land Within

Hi Everyone,

I recently returned from Bali, having a highly successful launch in Ubud.The venue for the launch was the Anhera Hotel, a beautiful place in the centre of Ubud situated where the main focus of the festival activity occurred. That was very encouraging to begin with! A few days into the festival, banners started to appear and on the Anhera Hotel, a banner with the Lost Sister appeared, which was very moving for Malcolm and I. We really wished Anneke had been there to see…

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Added by Nell Jones on October 17, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Book Launch October 9th Bali

Writers and Readers Festival have announced that my book launch will be on October the 9th in Bali. Follow the link below for more information,

http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/events/lost-sister-groningen

Nell Jones

 

Added by Nell Jones on September 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Anneke and Nell attend the Dutch-Australian Genealogy Group's meet-up............

I HAD been told but, although it feels like I'm standing still, on the other hand, I may have too many fingernails in too many Dutch-Australian "pies" (stroopwafels?). 

At the last minute, before attending yesterday's bi-monthly meet-up of the Dutch Australian Genealogy Group, I decided to leave my video and still cameras, at home. 

I was really proud that I resisted the temptation to take them, because as someone at the meet-up confirmed, I'm rarely seen without…

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Added by Ozcloggie on August 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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Hi Everyone,

A lovely article about the Lost Sister appeared today in the Stockton Messenger. You can view both pages on the home page of this site.More news... I will be speaking to The Dutch Australian Genealogy Group on August 13th in Sydney with Anneke about the novel.Should be a great afternoon! Ubud plans are shaping up and I feel very pleased with such a great response from everyone about this work. Thanks for all your support and check back from time to time for more…

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Added by Nell Jones on July 19, 2011 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

The Lost Sister Story

I have not yet read the book, but will try to do so soon.

The story sound fascinatingly similar to my own.

I would like to talk to the sisters. I wonder if that is possible.

 

Wilhelmina

Added by Wilhelmina van Groningen on July 18, 2011 at 10:48pm — 5 Comments

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

 

The Lost Sister of Groningen will be launched in October in 2011 at the Ubud International Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. I am very fortunate to launch my book there as they only accept 15 books in the Launch Program. I will detail more information as it comes to hand. It is very rewarding for both Malcolm and I!!

Regards Nell

 

Added by Nell Jones on June 28, 2011 at 6:43pm — 3 Comments

Book Launch

Hi Everyone.

I would like to thank all the people that made it possible to create such a wonderful launch at the Tap Gallery of my novel The Lost Sister of Groningen.It really was a wonderful night and much success has come out of the evening. I have had a busy few weeks. The Rembrandt Holland Festival was a fantastic afternoon and I enjoyed meeting other authors and writers who have contributed in documenting other Dutch Migrant stories. On the 30th April I will again be on the DACC…

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Added by Nell Jones on April 22, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

So proud!!!

Dear Nell,

I am so proud of your achievement and proud to know you. You are an incredible lady that belongs to an incredible family. Wow loved the video of the book launch, I wish I could have had the opportunity to be there...anyway here's to bigger and better things to come in the future.

Deb

Added by Deb Smith on April 21, 2011 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

Holland Festival - One week away!

So pleased to have actually "half a dozen" Dutch-Australians show-case their works, at the Holland Festival, Rembrandt Club, Dunheved Circuit, St Marys, last weekend of March!



Not only Nell Jones (The Lost Sister of Groningen.)

but also:



Johanna van Rooy (Anah's War).

John Mulders ( 1606 and 1770 A Tale of Two Discoveries- video)

Yvonne Louis ( A Brush with Mondrian)

Charles Verheyden (Talking with Animals)

Bill Fikkers (Dutchies in the… Continue

Added by Ozcloggie on March 16, 2011 at 7:46am — No Comments

I have "fixed up" some of the 'automatic' translation of the article: "Boek over Gronings oorlogskind dat emigreerde" ("Book about the war-child from Groningen, that migrated.") Published : 20 Sept…

I have "fixed up" some of the 'automatic' translation of the article:



"Boek over Gronings oorlogskind dat emigreerde" ("Book about the war-child from Groningen, that migrated.")



Published : 20 September 2010 - 7:00 am, by Wendy Braanker, of Radio Netherlands.



It is a story that had to be told. Nell Jones wrote a book about the difficult childhood of her mother. In the Netherlands Anneke Suiding was left to her fate. After her emigration to Australia, she was… Continue

Added by Ozcloggie on December 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Goetz Widmann and Malcolm Jones Song Collaboration, There Aint Many Like Annie

German Singer, Goetz Widmann and Artist, Malcolm Jones have collaborated on a song about Anneke, called 'There Aint Many Like Annie'. Typically the song is quite quirky! The lyrics are posted on this site. Goetz has offered to play the song at the Dutch Launch! I am hoping in the future there will be a recording!…

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Added by Nell Jones on October 9, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Louise Beck, Artist says

Nell I've just finished your book and I am full of praise for your writing skills - the prose flows so very smoothly and the characters are drawn well. Secondly I am full of admiration and love for your sweet mother. She suffered all this and she has not an ounce of bitterness or self pity in her entire being. No wonder you felt compelled to get her story down. Thankyou for allowing me to read this remarkable book - I feel quite…
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Added by Nell Jones on September 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Radio Netherlands

Radio Netherlands has published an article and interview about the book on rnw.nl on the dutch page of that site. Wendy Braanker has written a wonderful article. I have links on the right hand side of my home page for the Dutch version and the English translation.

Added by Nell Jones on September 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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Book Launch of The Sky Is My Religion at the 'Dancing Under The Sky Exhibition', Ubud, Bali, October 4th, 2012

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Article by Donna Page Newcastle Herald April 8th 2011

The Lost Sister at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Anneke and Nell interviewed by Joop Mul for the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre

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English Translation of the Book Review on Radio Nederlands By Joop Mul (Ozcloggie) DACC


SBS Dutch Radio Page with Interview

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