The Colonial Countess
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On arrival in England after sailing from Australia in 1886, eighteen-year-old farmworker Mary Evans discovers she comes from an aristocratic family and has inherited the title of countess. With no knowledge of the aristocratic way of life or the role she is expected to uphold, life becomes very complicated. Mary has many adventures as she deals in her own way, with the various situations that arise in the months following her arrival in England.


Robin Bell is a farmer who lives on and manages the family dairy farm in Victoria, Australia, that her grandfather bought in 1910. Robin’s interest in history, particularly the nineteenth century, developed when she began to research the lives of her ancestors before they left Great Britain and after they landed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1839.