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Outrageous, controversial, hugely inspirational and uplifting memoir and it’s free!

We believe your readers would be inspired and will gain great benefit from reading the memoir called, ‘The ugly Daughter’, written by Julia Legian with Dawn Burke. 

The first chapter and prologue can be viewed at www.theuglydaughter.com 

The Ugly Daughter memoir is a thrilling, wild and gripping true story of a young girl who witnessed horrific murders and who overcame cruel abuse and unimaginable tragedies to find love and peace; to rise from rags to riches. 

Reviews 

"Julia Legian's memoir is among the most harrowing and moving life stories I have come across. While the life in Vietnam her family escaped from was beyond any horror fiction, unfortunately the children did not escape their torturers, her parents. The author's rise through luck, determination and intelligence to a place where she could write and publish a book in a second language is both a relief and a testament to the human spirit. 4 stars and 5 tissue boxes." 

- Tom Flood author of Oceana Fine 

"We have no idea. No-one not brought up in a war-torn country can have any conception of what it's like. This is a story of a little girl who was. Bodies are commonplace, death unsurprising, and poverty and danger extreme and ever-present. But the worst aspect of it all must have been the utter hopelessness. Most children came to accept the situation. But this little girl didn't. And that is the joy of this book. 

Written with great wit and wisdom 30 years after the event, The Ugly Daughter is about the ugliest of events. Yet the reader is constantly reminded that this is not what this book is really about. Instead, like The Odyssey, it is about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of extraordinary odds, a hugely inspirational and uplifting work. It shows the upside of the motive that drove a young girl to find joy in an execution: the desire to be much better than she might have been. Because this little girl goes through these horrors and not only survives, but does so with her spirit and sense of humour firmly intact. Surely, we in this lucky country of Australia, can do likewise? Perhaps we could start by welcoming our fellow-humans instead of turning our back on them." 

- Charles Boag author of Mr Rainbow series 

Julia wants to pay it forward and give something back to this wonderful world. If you could help her to fulfil her wishes she will forever be grateful. Your readers can follow the links below to claim their free copy. The book will only be free for three days, starts from the 26-28 of February 2014. Anyone can download a copy; they don’t need to own a kindle device to be able to read it. It can be read on their pc, tablets, IPad and mobile phones. 

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00I7S5PK2 (Au)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I7S5PK2 (us)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I7S5PK2 (uk)

We would be happy to send you a copy of the book so you can credibly prove to your readers that this is in fact a great memoir for them to read. 

We appreciate your time and consideration for what www.theuglydaughter.com has to offer. If you’re interested in learning more, Julia Legian can be contacted by email Julia@theuglydaughter.com or phone 0412 225 036. 

About the Authors 

Julia Legian (aka Loan Thi Nguyen) was born in 1972, South Vietnam. Or was it 1971? Nobody really knows so she prefers to err on the young side. In the 80s her parents fled Vietnam as “boat people” and immigrated to Australia. For most of her adult life she has worked in real estate. She quit her job in 2002 and became a successful property investor. In 2004 she set up her own business as a buyer agent to help others follow her footsteps. She’s now officially retired to concentrate full time on writing. She’s happily married to Simion and has a wonderful, kind and loving son Jeremy. 

Dawn Burke is a creative writing teacher and editor. She has published books on writing and has written and published works of fiction. She has two beautiful daughters and nine grandchildren. In her view, working with Julia Legian has been an honour and a privilege. Helping Julia to recount the story of her struggle for survival against painful obstacles, has been a rewarding experience.

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