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Mirror Sydney by Vanessa Berry

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January–February 2018, no. 398
Lucas Thompson reviews 'Mirror Sydney' by Vanessa Berry

Mirror Sydney

by Vanessa Berry

Giramondo $39.95 pb, 320 pp, 9781925336252

Mirror Sydney by Vanessa Berry

Reviewed by
January–February 2018, no. 398

Cities are essentially palimpsests, layered with overlapping lives, structures, and stories. Constantly in flux, each city is a sprawling and unwieldy text that is continually being rewritten. In Mirror Sydney, Vanessa Berry peels back many of the Harbour City’s layers, to reveal a tangle of hidden meanings and bygone inhabitants. Her book takes us on an eccentric journey through forgotten parts of the city’s history, suburbs, and architecture, while mounting a persuasive argument for paying closer attention to our surrounds.

Lucas Thompson reviews 'Mirror Sydney' by Vanessa Berry

Mirror Sydney

by Vanessa Berry

Giramondo $39.95 pb, 320 pp, 9781925336252

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