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Searching for Charlotte : the fascinating story of Australia's first children's author / Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell.

Searching for Charlotte : the fascinating story of Australia's first children's author / Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell.
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C0002094534 823.2 FOR
Biography   Tully Library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780642279699 (paperback)
Call Number 823.2 FOR
Author Forsyth, Kate, 1966- author.
Title Searching for Charlotte : the fascinating story of Australia's first children's author / Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell.
Published Canberra, A.C.T. : National Library of Australia, 2020.
Physical description 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Content type text
still image
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Summary In Searching for Charlotte, Forsyth and Murrell tell Charlotte's story along with that of their own journey to discover her. In an intriguing account, the sisters join the reader in reacting to Charlotte's actions: wondering what could have motivated certain choices; admiring the strength of spirit that pushed Charlotte through turmoil in the Australian colonies; and reviling attitudes that were common to the mid-1800s but are abhorrent in the twentieth century. The extraordinary, long-buried life story of Australia's earliest published children's author, Searching for Charlotte combines elements of biography, recreation of history and rediscovery of family history. It is a sometimes confronting but ultimately heartwarming journey into the story of a family with writing in its blood.
Personal Subject Waring, Charlotte, -- 1796-1867
Subject Women authors, Australian -- 19th century -- Biography
Authors, Australian -- 19th century -- Biography
Children's literature, Australian -- History and criticism
Australia -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Genre Biographies
Additional author Murrell, Belinda
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