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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 A Curious Intimacy
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In the 1870s two remarkable women meet in a remote country town in Western Australia. Ingrid is a botanist, fiercely independent and travelling alone as she collects botanical specimens. Hundreds of miles from home, she tries to distance herself from a broken heart after her lover was forced to marry. Ingrid puts her own troubles aside on meeting Ellyn, a young woman living in stark isolation and driven close to madness by the death of her baby daughter. Ellyn's husband is away indefinitely, and she's had no word from him while the small community has turned its back on her because of her "unseemly" grieving. When the two women meet they forge a bond that grows ever deeper. But can their intimacy find acceptance in their conventional world?' - back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: For Mum and Dad

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2007 .
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      Extent: 299p.
      ISBN: 0670029718, 9780670029716

Works about this Work

Garden Plots Emma Ashmere , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Northerly : The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre Magazine , July-August 2015; (p. 12-13)
An overview of Emma Ashmere's favourite gardens in Australian literature.
Passion and Promise from Emerging Voices Matt Buchanan , Jenny Tabakoff , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 30-31)
Nuance and Ambivalence Rebecca Starford , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 190 2008; (p. 84-85)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel ; The Orphan Gunner Sara Knox , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Louise Swinn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 59)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel
Books Fiction Elli Housden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 February 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel
Forbidden Romance for Victorian Times Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 January 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel
Outback Lives Bound by Hardship Bronwyn Rivers , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 January 2007; (p. 30-31)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel
Books Fiction Elli Housden , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 February 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Louise Swinn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 291 2007; (p. 59)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel
Nuance and Ambivalence Rebecca Starford , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 190 2008; (p. 84-85)

— Review of A Curious Intimacy Jessica White , 2007 single work novel ; The Orphan Gunner Sara Knox , 2007 single work novel
Passion and Promise from Emerging Voices Matt Buchanan , Jenny Tabakoff , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 30-31)
Garden Plots Emma Ashmere , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Northerly : The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre Magazine , July-August 2015; (p. 12-13)
An overview of Emma Ashmere's favourite gardens in Australian literature.
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