Pen Portraits: Women writers and journalists in nineteenth century Australia
Allen and Unwin, 289 pp, $29.95 hb
About ten years ago, I was asked to give a talk to a Sydney group of Australian writers. (Actually, they asked Leonie Kramer, but she was busy.) I decided to talk on ‘Some unknown Australian women writers of the nineteenth century’ in ‘the hope of interesting some of them in researching the lives and careers of their predecessors.