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Marian Eldridge

Marian Eldridge was an acclaimed short-story writer, novelist and poet, and was instrumental in establishing the ACT Writers Centre.

Marian Eldridge reviews 'Lilian's Story' and 'Bearded Ladies' by Kate Grenville

November 1985, no. 76 01 November 1985
What a pleasure to be reviewing Kate Grenville’s collection of stories and her novel! First, Bearded Ladies: The stories are a delight. Ranging with ease over four continents, they portray women in a variety of relationships – girls brought face-to-face with a sexual world, women coping with men, without men, women learning to be. The writing is witty, satirical, compassionate, clear as a roc ... (read more)

Marian Eldridge reviews 'Usher' by Matthew Condon

September 1991, no. 134 01 September 1991
The usher of the book’s title is T. Nelson Downs, long-time resident of Burleigh Heads. (The T. Doesn’t stand for anything; it was a parental whim.) He’s one of those wonderful, original, exasperating people full of impossible ideas (such as marketing gigantic ice sculptures for public occasions using skilled tradesmen brought out especially from Florence). Amateur magician, collector of an ... (read more)