In her introduction, American author Ursula Le Guin argues that women writers see 'a rather different
world to men and describe it by rather different means.
Working within the parameters of the fantastic provides "a
rebel's mode" which enables women writers to "knock the
posts out from under the status quo".'Melbourne:Sybylla Press,1995
yThe Sea PeopleMaurilia Meehan,
Ringwood:Penguin,1995Z1954741995single work novel historical fiction 'In 1803 Thecla, an Irish visionary, artist and needlewoman, was transported to the penal colony at Port Phillip to atone for her heretical ideas about women, politics and religion. Nearly two hundred years later, her descendents, Claire, Theresa, Faith, Grace and Maudie are grappling with life in modern Sorrento, where myth and reality merge on the sea rim; a respectable minister has a secret vice, a Mills & Boon hero is a shifty bludger, a 'prince' washed up on the beach creates sexual mayhem, and the legend of the Holy Grail is about to be revealed as a feminist plot...' Back cover.