Home :: Just Tassie Books :: The Shape of Water - imagined fragments from an elusive life - Sophia Degraves of Van Diemen's Land

The Shape of Water - imagined fragments from an elusive life - Sophia Degraves of Van Diemen's Land

The Shape of Water - imagined fragments from an elusive life - Sophia Degraves of Van Diemen's Land
 
(0 reviews)  

Her husband was controversial. He was in the press, in the courts and in prison. Her husband was charismatic, voluble and irrepressible. He survived shipwreck, ruin and slander. Her husband was an entrepreneur, industrialist and pioneer. We continue to drink his beer; we still attend his theatre. His legacy is concrete. His place in history is secure.

But this is not his story, but the imagined story of his wife, Sophia Degraves.

Sophia Degraves survives only as a silent register of birth and death. Nothing is known of her beyond the children she bore and the death she died. This catalogue says nothing of the privations and aspirations of an invisible colonial woman who built in flesh and blood what the men around her built with water and stone.

Published: 2016
Format: softcover
Pages: 225
Historical fiction
SKU SKU18973
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
Weight 0.55 kg
Author Anne Blythe-Cooper
ISBN 9780995367388
 
Our price: AUD 29.95
including GST
Click here to be notified of price drops of this item
 
Quantity (1 available)
Into the Heart of Tasmania Tasmania's Forgotten Frontier Me Write Myself - the Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna
AUD 34.99
AUD 44.95
AUD 29.99
 
A Donation to the Colony - epic voyage on the Hannah of German & British Free settlers & their contribution to VDL The Australian Convict Recipe Book Big Days, Whoppers and Oh, My Gods
AUD 25.00
AUD 12.95
AUD 19.95
 
Star-Crossed The Last of the Sail Whalers - Whaling off Tasmania and Southern New Zealand Becoming Ellie - life after racing for a greyhound
AUD 24.99
AUD 39.95
AUD 24.95
There have been no reviews