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  • Published: 23 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742535760
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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Six Women of Letters: Penguin Special


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In homage to that most civilised of activities, letter writing, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire created the literary afternoons of Women of Letters. Some of Australia's finest dames of stage, screen and page have delivered missives on a series of themes.

Published here for the first time are Deborah Conway writing about the ups and downs of being a dog owner in A Letter to the Best Decision I Ever Made; Ita Buttrose imagining an alternative life as an opera singer in A Letter to the Life I Could Have Lived; Tracee Hutchison writing A Complaint Letter to complaint letters; Pip Lincolne describing a magical childhood afternoon in A Letter to the Moment I Knew it Was Time to Go Home; A Love Letter from Kate Miller-Heidke aged twenty-nine to Kate Miller-Heidke aged twelve; and Helen Garner looking back on a teacher both terrifying and inspiring in A Letter to the Person I Misjudged.

Touching, funny and wise, this brand new collection of letters is a captivating tribute to correspondence.

'Filled with humour and heart, with tinges of melancholy or longing. As the prose delicately unfolds, each voice is clear, making the letters easy to devour.' Killings, the Kill Your Darlings blog

  • Pub date: 23 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742535760
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Authors

Marieke Hardy

Marieke Hardy is a writer, broadcaster, producer and artist. She is a regular panellist on ABC's The Book Club, the creator of the hit TV show Laid, and a curator of live art. A collection of her essays was published in 2011.

Michaela McGuire

Michaela McGuire is the author of Last Bets: A True Story of Gambling, Morality and the Law, and the Penguin Special A Story of Grief. Michaela is the Director of the Emerging Writers' Festival.


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