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Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers by Jae-Dee Collier

Book Review by Dee Michell For days I have been haunted by Jae-Dee Collier’s story, Jae-Dee Survives the Home of Many Mothers. Partly the haunting comes from memories when I lived close to the Goodwood Orphanage in Millswood, an inner … Continue reading

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No One Was Watching by Annie Horner

Book Review by Dee Michell Annie Horner’s 2018 book, No One Was Watching, opens with a short story—’A New Kitchen’—reflective of her own first encounter with ‘Forgotten Australians’. Horner was at a party when she overheard a woman talking about … Continue reading

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All the Good Things – Clare Fisher: Q&A

Clare Fisher was born in Tooting, south London in 1987. After accidentally getting obsessed with writing fiction when she should have been studying for a BA in History at the University of Oxford, Clare completed an MA in Creative and … Continue reading

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Alex Wheatle and the Depiction of Care-Experienced Characters

Some years ago I discovered a wonderful book, The Seven Sisters (2002) by Alex Wheatle about four friends in a children’s home who escape to a forest with devastating consequences. Alex has kindly agreed to take part by answering some questions … Continue reading

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