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Catherine Bateson Catherine Bateson i(A30777 works by)
Born: Established: 1960 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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1 y separately published work icon Lisette's Paris Notebook Catherine Bateson , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2017 10655469 2017 single work novel young adult

'What do you wear to Paris? Ami and I discussed it for hours but I still couldn't think of anything suitable. Ami said a trench coat with nothing underneath but your best underwear. That was only if some boy was meeting you at the airport, I said.

'Eighteen-year-old Lisette has just arrived in Paris (France!) - the city of haute couture and all things stylish - to practise her French and see great works of art. Her clairvoyant landlady Madame Christophe forces her to attend language lessons with a bunch of international students but soon Lise discovers she's more interested in studying boys than art or verbs ...

'When the undeniably hot Anders jogs into her life it feels too good to be true. Things get even more complicated when she is pursued by Hugo, a charming English antiques dealer.

'Can she take a chance and follow her own dreams? How far into the future can Madame Christophe see? And could Lise really be falling in love - in Paris?' (Publication summary)

1 Imperfection i "The gods of perfection know ho often I get it wrong -", Catherine Bateson , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Prayers of a Secular World 2015; (p. 94-95)
1 Mother Gothel Catherine Bateson , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Stars Like Sand : Australian Speculative Poetry 2014; (p. 126)
1 A Literary Love Story (Memoir) Catherine Bateson , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Love Stories 2014; (p. 20-22)
1 Chronicles of Loss, Celebrations of City Catherine Bateson , 2013 extract review (Chronicles of Loss, Celebrations of City)
— Appears in: Antigone Kefala : A Writer's Journey 2013; (p. 99-100)

— Review of Absence : New and Selected Poems Antigone Kefala , 1992 selected work poetry
1 1 y separately published work icon Star Catherine Bateson , Parkside : Omnibus Books , 2012 8653041 2012 single work children's fiction children's

'Star lives with her mum and her mum's old university friend, Charlie, who has broken up with his wife. Star doesn't always like Charlie - and she certainly doesn't like his two kids, Talia and Gabe. So when Star's mum, Nell, begins to fall in love with Charlie and he moves in properly, Star isn't sure how she feels about it. Charlie hates the way his kids just want to eat Maccas and have mobile phones, so he proposes a complete change of lifestyle. Star discovers that moving to the country doesn't solve her friendship problems - but maybe Charlie has an innovative solution to that as well. After a Japanese Hamani viewing of the new backyard's plum tree, Star finds a friend who shares some of her interests. At the same time she realises that being a step-sister to Talia and Gabe might not be such a bad thing after all.' (Publication summary)

1 Learning the Tango Catherine Bateson , 2011 sequence poetry fantasy
— Appears in: The Wicked Wood 2011; (p. 109-134)
1 2 y separately published work icon Hanging Out Catherine Bateson , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2010 Z1709321 2010 single work children's fiction children's When cousin Weston from Sydney comes to stay, Ben is worried. He's told a lot of fibs about his life in Melbourne, and Weston is about to find him out! (Trove record)
1 2 y separately published work icon Mimi and the Blue Slave Catherine Bateson , North Sydney : Woolshed Press , 2010 Z1701548 2010 single work children's fiction children's fantasy

'When grief strikes, you need an ally. For Mimi, that ally is Ableth, the wildly disobedient blue slave. He comes, he goes, he says and does whatever he likes, but he's always there when Mimi needs him most, offering his own brand of crooked wisdom.

'Ableth says, 'You need to learn to look under the surface of things. Look at water. It's just a great expanse of blue with little wavelets and riffs of foam. But underneath the surface are whole worlds of wonder. There are treasures and wrecks and bones . . .'

'But it's hard to look beneath the surface when your Mum is shipwrecked by despair, and you're the only one left to keep things afloat. There's a bric-a-brac shop to run, your first Christmas without a dad, and quite possibly a fugitive taking refuge in your back shed.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 7 y separately published work icon Marriage for Beginners : And Other Poems Catherine Bateson , Melbourne : John Leonard Press , 2009 Z1667902 2009 selected work poetry

'Catherine Bateson's new poetry collection has at its centre three lively sequences that address the hard graft of spiritual negotiation. Imagined for present, past and future times, each of them tracks the slow and the sudden dissolution of love - yet love stories they are. Her characters are distinctly and originally conceived, with a habitual storyteller's craft.

'Fore and aft of these sequences are some poems that are more directly reflective. 'Marriage' is the familiar here - or at least the otherness of daughterhood, motherhood and being a lover. 'Beginners', it is suggested, is what we remain.' (From the publisher's website.)

1 This Poem i "was a haiku filled with bird song", Catherine Bateson , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Divan , no. 7 2009;
1 Highways i "What gets lost along with the KFC and Maccas wrappers,", Catherine Bateson , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Divan , no. 7 2009;
1 6 y separately published work icon Magenta McPhee Catherine Bateson , North Sydney : Woolshed Press , 2009 Z1607836 2009 single work novel young adult 'For Magenta McPhee, life is good. It would be almost perfect if she could sort out her dad, who quite possibly needs saving - from himself. Desperate times call for desperate measures, even if those measures involve identity fraud on a dating site, and replying, as your father, to emails he doesn't even know he's been getting. But when pretending to be someone else is taking you away from your life's purpose - writing the next great fantasy trilogy - things might have gone too far.' (Publisher's website.)
1 The Whippet Blues i "I've got the whippset rib cage blues,", Catherine Bateson , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Trust Me! 2008; (p. 391-394)
1 How to Go Fishing i "You must be thirteen again, a speckling", Catherine Bateson , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Trust Me! 2008; (p. 390)
1 What I've Earned i "This room of filtered air", Catherine Bateson , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Horses and Other Poems 2008; (p. 16)
1 Instructions on Stone i "Give away the smallest things:", Catherine Bateson , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Horses and Other Poems 2008; (p. 15)
1 Ode to My Docs i "As graceful as camels, these shoes,", Catherine Bateson , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Horses and Other Poems 2008; (p. 10)
1 The Horses i "Other families pulled cars apart", Catherine Bateson , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Horses and Other Poems 2008; (p. 1)
1 y separately published work icon The Horses and Other Poems Catherine Bateson , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2008 Z1585222 2008 selected work poetry
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