Elizabeth Harrower

Bernadette Brennan reviews 'A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories' by Elizabeth Harrower

Bernadette Brennan

It is gratifying to witness the renewal of interest in Elizabeth Harrower's fiction. Last year, ...

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Open Page with Elizabeth Harrower

Australian Book Review

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

I always felt I had urgent news to deliver. I wanted to do that more than anything else.

ARE YOU A VIVID DREAMER?

There used to be symbolic and serial dreams. Now they are still interesting.

WHERE ARE YOU HAPPIEST?

Thinking by m ... More

'It is Margaret' by Elizabeth Harrower

Elizabeth Harrower

Before the ceremony began, the woman with hairy legs and an air of having just abandoned a cigarette wandered as though at a party to the coffin where – though it was impossible and not so – Clelia’s mother, Margaret, was. Three days ago, four days ago, Clelia had said to her mother, ‘Come and see the blossom I’ve brought back.’ She had just returned to ... More

Elizabeth Harrower's final novel

Bernadette Brennan

Almost 50 years after she wrote it (and withdrew it from publication), Elizabeth Harrower’s last novel, ‘In Certain Circles’, is finally published.

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Susan Sheridan reviews 'Down in the City'

Susan Sheridan

Elizabeth Harrower’s début novel was first published by Cassell in London in 1957. Down in the City begins with a hymn to Sydney, with its beaches, harbour suburbs, city arcades – and disreputable Kings Cross, ‘a haven for the foreigner and racketeer; a beacon for long-haired boys, mascaraed women and powdered men. It is Montmartre: it is bright ... More