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In poems that range from the minimalist to the theatrical, Jane Simpson evokes the fascinatingly unfamiliar world of the Arabian Peninsula, where she found her preconceptions about Muslim women completely shattered. She writes of home and family with great tenderness.
Following the success of her intriguing memoir set in Singapore and Malaya, The Girl with the Cardboard Port, Judith McNeil returns to her homeland Australia in No One’s Child.
This is the remarkable story of her childhood as a ‘railway brat’, growing up along the rail tracks in small towns while her father worked on the lines.
Washing up in Malta is an intimate story of two women and their relationship with the tiny island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea.
Grace leaves Malta prior to WW2 and marries her Scottish sailor. Her daughter, Jessica, returns after a lifetime of travel. Two different lives reflect a century of turmoil and social change yet mother and daughter share resilience and love in finding their own paths.