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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'From a remarkable new Australian author comes The Anchoress, a story set in the thirteenth century within the confines of a stone cell measuring seven paces by nine. Told largely from the perspective of a woman who tries to shut away the world by becoming an anchoress, literally entombing herself for life inside a tiny cell, it tells us so much about how what it is to be human. Tiny in scope, but universal in themes, it is a wonderful, wholly compelling fictional achievement. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Aneliese
  • Epigraph:

    'Tis not that Dying hurts us so –

    'Tis Living – hurts us more –

    But Dying – is a different way –

    A Kind behind the Door –

    The Southern Custom – of the Bird –

    That ere the Frosts are due –

    Accepts a better Latitude –

    We – are the Birds – that stay.

    –Emily Dickinson

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23 February 2015
      ISBN: 9781460702987

Works about this Work

Learning to Love the Dislocation : Reflections on Writing The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postmedieval : A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies. , Summer vol. 7 no. 2 2016; (p. 273-284)
'When reading about and researching the beliefs, customs and lives of people and societies in the past, we can often find ourselves thinking, 'How very unlike us they were.' And equally as often, 'How very like us they were.' This essay reflects on the ways the author negotiated this tricky territory when writing her novel The Anchoress, the first-person narrative of a thirteenth-century anchoress.' (Publication abstract)
Robyn Cadwallader Sally Pryor , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 14 February 2015; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 14 February 2015; (p. 19) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 February 2015; (p. 30-31)
'What would drive a young woman to lock herself away from the world, and what would be the effect?'
Best Reads – End of Story Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2015; (p. 24)
Discovering the World in a Single Room Eleanor Limprecht , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 March 2015; (p. 30-31) The Age , 7 March 2015; (p. 26) The Canberra Times , 7 March 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Old Sects and the Single Girl Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 2015; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel ; Skin Ilka Tampke 2015 single work novel
Review : The Anchoress Carol Middleton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 63)

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Review : The Anchoress A F , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 28 February 2015;

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Review : The Anchoress 2015 single work
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 March 2015;

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Robyn Cadwallader : The Anchoress Linda Funnell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 April 2015; (p. 33)

— Review of Skin Ilka Tampke 2015 single work novel ; The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Discovering the World in a Single Room Eleanor Limprecht , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 March 2015; (p. 30-31) The Age , 7 March 2015; (p. 26) The Canberra Times , 7 March 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Old Sects and the Single Girl Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 March 2015; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel ; Skin Ilka Tampke 2015 single work novel
Review : The Anchoress Carol Middleton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 63)

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Review : The Anchoress A F , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 28 February 2015;

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Review : The Anchoress 2015 single work
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 March 2015;

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Robyn Cadwallader : The Anchoress Linda Funnell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 April 2015; (p. 33)

— Review of Skin Ilka Tampke 2015 single work novel ; The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader 2015 single work novel
Robyn Cadwallader Sally Pryor , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 14 February 2015; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 14 February 2015; (p. 19) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 February 2015; (p. 30-31)
'What would drive a young woman to lock herself away from the world, and what would be the effect?'
Best Reads – End of Story Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2015; (p. 24)
Learning to Love the Dislocation : Reflections on Writing The Anchoress Robyn Cadwallader , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postmedieval : A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies. , Summer vol. 7 no. 2 2016; (p. 273-284)
'When reading about and researching the beliefs, customs and lives of people and societies in the past, we can often find ourselves thinking, 'How very unlike us they were.' And equally as often, 'How very like us they were.' This essay reflects on the ways the author negotiated this tricky territory when writing her novel The Anchoress, the first-person narrative of a thirteenth-century anchoress.' (Publication abstract)
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