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Elizabeth Macarthur’s Letters

Author: Grenville, Kate
Publisher: Text Publishing


Kate Grenville’s collection of Elizabeth Macarthur’s letters, the…

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SKU: 9781922458582 Category: Tag: Product ID: 691352


Kate Grenville’s collection of Elizabeth Macarthur’s letters, the inspiration for her bestselling, award-winning novel A Room Made of Leaves.

These letters were the starting point for Kate Grenville’s bestselling novel A Room Made of Leaves. They inspired the portrait of her imagined Elizabeth Macarthur- shrewd, subtle, passionate. And they offer a glimpse into the complex inner life of one of our most powerful foremothers. Yet, until now, a general reader could only access a handful of them.

This book offers an edited selection, with commentary from Grenville, of the many letters Elizabeth Macarthur wrote ‘home’ from colonial Sydney over her long life-letters in which we can hear the voice of a remarkable woman. Circumstances confronted her with huge challenges, but also gave her opportunities unknown to most women of the time. It was a life of tumult, of griefs and joys-all faced with spirit, and recorded in this lively and engaging correspondence.

Additional information

Weight 0.366 kg
Dimensions 21.9 × 14.4 × 2.5 cm



Grenville, Kate


Text Publishing

Release Date

Tuesday March 29th, 2022



Main content page count

240 Pages