A Different Shade of Seeing by Elizabeth Brennan

A Different Shade of Seeing, a memoir by my friend, Elizabeth Brennan, delighted me. As Shane McCauley says: ‘We are privileged guests of the author as she shares her thoughts, observations and aspirations. History and folklore are discovered and retold through many incredible anecdotes.’

Moving Among Strangers – Gabrielle Carey

 Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family,  is a family memoir. It is  a wonderful glimpse into the life of Randolph Stow, one of  Western Australia’s most revered writers. It also about the area where my grandmother’s family settled in the nineteenth century, and where my mother grew up.

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

Everywhere I Look, by Helen Garner, enthralled me. This book is purported to be ‘a collection of essays, diary entries and true stories’ which, of course, it is. But on another, deeper level, it is much more. The stories, snippets and longer essays can be read as a memoir of the life of an older writer. It spans about […]

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