Elizabeth Southall (Author)

About

Elizabeth Southall is the pen-name of Elizabeth Barber. She was born in Victoria in 1959, one of four children of Ivan Southall, a distinguished Australian writer of children's literature. Elizabeth herself is known for her work as a children's book specialist.

The disappearance and murder of Elizabeth and Michael's eldest daughter Rachael first made headlines around Australia in the first weeks of march 1999. Elizabeth kept a journal from that time on, including letters she'd written to Rachael. Perfect Victim stems from those writings.

Elizabeth lives in Heathmont, Victoria, an outer suburb of Melbourne, with her husband Michael who is a toymaker and designer, and their two other daughters, Ashleigh-Rose and Heather. She is currently studying for a Bachelor of Theology degree and a Diploma of Ministry.

 

Rachel Barber
1983 -1999

Official Memorial Website rachelbarberofficialmemorial.com

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Book Cover:  Perfect Victim
One night in March 1999, fifteen-year-old dance student Rachel Elizabeth Barber vanished. No one could have guessed that she had become another girl's 'perfect' victim. Happy. Beautiful. Talented. She had everything her killer could want.
One night in March 1999, fifteen-year-old dance student Rachel Elizabeth Barber vanished. No one could have guessed that she had become another girl's 'perfect' victim. Happy. Beautiful. Talented. She had everything her killer could want.
Published: 02/06/2003
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742286938
Book Cover:  Perfect Victim
One night in March 1999, fifteen-year-old dance student Rachel Elizabeth Barber vanished. No one could have guessed that she had become another girl's 'perfect' victim. Happy. Beautiful. Talented. She had everything her killer could want.
One night in March 1999, fifteen-year-old dance student Rachel Elizabeth Barber vanished. No one could have guessed that she had become another girl's 'perfect' victim. Happy. Beautiful. Talented. She had everything her killer could want.
Published: 02/06/2003
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143001027

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