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An exclusive extract from The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper

October 29, 2019 Herstory 0 Comments

Rescued from the orphanage by sibling benefactors, Michael and Elizabeth Quinn, mathematics prodigy Jane Piper’s life has changed for the better. In this sample chapter we find Jane excited to be travelling from Maitland on a steam train to visit an exhibition at the State Gallery in Sydney (now called Art Gallery of New South Wales) with her benefactor. We also learn something of how this young woman’s mind works. READ MORE

Kerri Turner on writing historical women and the importance of Herstory

January 21, 2019 Herstory 0 Comments

Kerri Turner, author of The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers, tells us about writing historical women, and the place of women in Russian history.   Writing a woman into a historical timeframe can pose problems. How do we create a realistic character, whose position in the world is restricted, whose power is almost nil, who often is considered barely human, yet make her sympathetic and interesting to readers with modern sensibilities? READ MORE