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Mary Barton

Gaskell perhaps didn’t realise it at the time, but what she has crafted is a nuanced history of the home and hearth from the perspectives of the people history forgets: the female, the disabled, the elderly, and the poor.

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Remembering Babylon

Remembering Babylon is a vivid and mockingbird-esque story set in a period of Australian history rarely talked about. That sticky, tricky half-century or so after convicts and before gold rushes. It was … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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