Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens by Katie Holmes

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July–August 2011, no. 333

Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens by Katie Holmes

UWA Publishing, $34.95 pb, 304 pp

Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens by Katie Holmes

by
July–August 2011, no. 333

For historian Katie Holmes, researching and writing Between the Leaves was a journey of discovery and interpretation. In her examination of the records left by nine women – through their words and the signatures they left on the land – the author discovered some of the meanings that writing and gardening held for them. Holmes was also drawn to ways an individual’s story can illuminate a larger picture. Sites of women’s stories are also places where the nation’s stories can be found: ‘Within this book, women’s home and garden belong in history, rather than as a mere adjunct to it.’

Penny Hanley reviews 'Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens' by Katie Holmes

Between the Leaves: Stories of Australian Women, Writing and Gardens

by Katie Holmes

UWA Publishing, $34.95 pb, 304 pp

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