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Collected here for the first time, these dispatches from Australia's favourite people are warm, wonderful and astoundingly honest.

What dark gastronomic slip does Annabel Crabb have to confess to an unsuspecting guest?

How did Mary Anderson change the life of Frank Woodley – despite the fact the two of them have never met?

How did a plate of steak teach Missy Higgins a firm lesson about not being too hard on herself?

The act of letter writing allows us to slow down and truly connect, with a person, a subject, an idea. At their hugely popular Women of Letters events, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire encourage and allow our best and brightest to lay bare their sins and secrets, loves and loathings, memories and plans. Collected here for the first time, these dispatches from Australia's favourite people are warm, wonderful and astoundingly honest.
Praise for the Women of Letters series:

'Women of Letters offers a joyous bounty of many voices, writing styles, laughs and regrets. Having read this book, I feel as though I know humans and their various conditions much better.' Weekend Australian

'Gives readers an intimate look into the hearts of some of Australia's finest literary, political and theatrical figures.' Daily Telegraph

'Readers of all ages will get a glimpse of themselves in this surprising, thoughtful, funny and inspiring book, which deserves to find a place in everyone's home.' Bookseller + Publisher

All royalties for the book will go to Edgar's Mission animal rescue shelter.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780670077298

    November 20, 2013

    Viking (AU Adult)

    464 pages

    RRP $29.99

    Online retailers

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742538945

    November 20, 2013

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    464 pages

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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Michaela McGuire

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Letters
From the Heart: Women of Letters
Airmail: Women of Letters
Between Us: Women of Letters
Last Bets
A Story of Grief: Penguin Special
Sincerely: Women of Letters
Six Women of Letters: Penguin Special
Women of Letters
The Little Women Letters
Apply Within

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