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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Women's Pages
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''Emily Bronte had written this novel especially for her. For her benefit she had sat alone in her narrow bed in the parsonage, her lap desk on her knees, death all around her with that graveyard right next door, the cold wind from the moors behind rattling the windows...But who had Dove written her story for?'

'Dove is writing a novel for herself, for her mother and for their literary heroines. It describes the life of Ellis, an ordinary young woman of the 1960s troubled by secrets and gaps in her past.

'Having read Wuthering Heights to her dying mother, Dove finds she cannot shake off the influence of that singular novel: it has infected her like a disease. In grief's aftermath, she follows the story Wuthering Heights has inspired to discover more about Ellis, who has emerged from the pages of fiction herself - or has she? - to become a modern successful career woman.

'The Women's Pages is about the choices and compromises women make, about their griefs and losses, and about the cold aching spaces that are left when they disappear from the story. It explores the mysterious process of creativity, and the way stories are shaped and fiction is formed. Right up to its astonishing conclusion, The Women's Pages asserts the power of the reader's imagination, which can make the deepest desires and strangest dreams come true.' (Publication summary)

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  • Dedication: for my daughter
  • Other formats: Also large print.

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Works about this Work

y separately published work icon The Women's Pages by Debra Adelaide Jan Hutchinson , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2017 12214881 2017 single work criticism
Debra Adelaide, The Women's Pages Tessa Lunney , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 265-267)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
What to Leave Out Sophia Barnes , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , February 2016;

— Review of Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska , 2015 single work autobiography ; Eat First, Talk Later : A Memoir of Food, Family and Home Beth Yahp , 2015 single work biography ; The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Women’s Pages Joanne Shiells , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 95 no. 1 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Women's Pages Jenny Summerville , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2015; (p. 42)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
The Women’s Pages by Debra Adelaide Review – Bend It like Brontë and Buttrose Meredith Jaffé , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 28 October 2015;

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
A Puzzle Box of Connected Lives Felicity Plunkett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 November 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
Questions of Character in the Writing and Reading Bernadette Brennan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23 November 2015; (p. 35) The Saturday Age , 21-22 November 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Women's Pages Helen Elliott , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 117 2015; (p. 64)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
Mothers and Daughters Susan Sheridan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 376 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of The Women's Pages Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work novel
y separately published work icon The Women's Pages by Debra Adelaide Jan Hutchinson , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2017 12214881 2017 single work criticism
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