A young girl's spirited attitude to life seems to contrast that of her conservative mother's. However, many years later, to her chagrin and regret, she finds her long-dead mother's influence asserting itself.
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yEight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women WritersGillian Whitlock
St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,1989Z111721989anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview Eight women writers of the 1980s are represented with a selection of their short fiction, criticism, reviews, interviews and commentary. Some previously unpublished material is included. Brief biographical notes and a portrait accompany each selection.St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,1989
'Who are the heroines women look to? Twenty-two Australian writers of fiction, drama, poetry, journalism, TV scripts and non-fiction reflect on their heroines. There are extraordinary women and ordinary women; mothers, detectives, old women, teenagers, sisters, lesbians, rural women, urban women. ' (Source: Book Despository website)
yCollected StoriesThea Astley,
St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,1997Z4535131997selected work short story St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,1997