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By: Odette Taylor

Memoir – A New Season, Wanting Proof and Get a Life!

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In Memoir - A New Season, Wanting Proof and Get A Life!, journey through the captivating life of Odette, a young woman coming of age in 1960s Napier, New Zealand. Initially enthralled by the era’s fashion, Odette finds her priorities quickly shifting when she takes a job as a shorthand typist in an insurance office at seventeen. A once-harmonious workplace transforms into a labyrinth of emotional complexities.

Married by the age of twenty-two, Odette steps into a new season of life filled with both trials and triumphs. This memoir is not just a catalogue of challenges she faces, but a testament to her resilience and adaptability. With each new chapter of her life, from her fashion-obsessed teenage years to the demands of marriage, Odette learns invaluable lessons about what truly matters.

Odette Taylor was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1949, flying to Napier with her family at the age of six weeks. She lived by the sea until she married. She began her working life in Napier as a shorthand typist for an insurance company where she met her husband. Doug Taylor. She married Doug at the age of twenty-two in Masterton, Doug died at the age of thirty-four from cancer. Odette brought up her three daughters, aged eight, five and three, on their farmlet for nine years before moving into town. She trained as a primary school teacher in New Zealand then taught in Nanjing, Beijing and finally, Hong Kong until the age of sixty-six.

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