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Marian Quartly

Marian Quartly reviews ' Cups With No Handles: Memoir of a Grassroots Activist' by Carolyn Landon et al.

June 2008, no. 302 01 June 2008
The word ‘memoir’ is used with a nice precision in the title of this beautifully written book. The Macquarie Dictionary distinguishes between the singular and the plural meanings of the word: ‘memoirs’ are autobiographical, ‘records of one’s own life and experiences’; a ‘memoir’ is a biography. Almost all of the book is written in the voice of its protagonist, Bette Boyanton, wit ... (read more)