The Family: The Shocking True Story of a Notorious Cult
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About the Author
Rosie Jones: Rosie Jones is an award-winning writer, director, and editor. Her most recent credits include the feature documentary The Triangle Wars (Best Australian Documentary, Antenna Documentary Festival 2011), Westall '66: a suburban UFO mystery and Obsessed with Walking, about the Booker-nominated writer Will Self. She has edited numerous documentaries, including James Cameron's feature documentary, DeepSea Challenge 3D, and the multi-awarded short docs Queen of the Desert and My Brother Vinnie.
"Harrowing but humane. An extraordinary story, impeccably researched."
"Immaculately researched...This important book looks at how (and asks why) these abuses happened, defying the cult's motto: "unseen, unheard, unknown"."
"It's a remarkable [story]: hair-raising, unfathomable and deeply disturbing."
"A powerful work of investigative journalism...pieced together in exacting detail"
"[A] compelling account of one of Australia's most notorious cults...The authors trace the extraordinary life of a woman who operated "at the edges of human belief"."
--The Saturday Age
"Everyone loves a good cult story. And they don't come much better. This is the gripping story behind one of the strangest, most fascinating episodes in Australian history."