Francesca RendleShort

Donata Carrazza reviews 'Bite Your Tongue' by Francesca Rendle-Short

Donata Carrazza
20 January 2012

In writing Bite Your Tongue, Francesca Rendle-Short, who is director of Creative Writing at RMIT University, has chosen a thorny tale. She dedicates the book to her mother, Angel, who is clearly a formidable personality: Northern Irish; medical doctor; mother of six daughters; Christian activist; ‘book burner’. Early on, we are told that ‘some stories are hard to tell, they bite ... More