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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
 
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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
 
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