Monday, 16 February 2015

Tirra Lirra by the River

Tirra Lirra by the River
Jessica Anderson

My friend Marg Lacey referred me to this article which I'd missed over the weekend:

Can I read Tirra Lirra again? I've revisited it several times over the years and I confess it doesn't make me weak with admiration as some books of that era do. But Nora, the protagonist, is certainly complex and memorable and the old Brisbane setting very evocative.
Worth pondering right at the end of the article is Anne Funder's selection of a quote from Nora  that: "Imagination is only memory at one, or two, or twenty removes."

Now there's a topic for discussion....

1 comment:

  1. I quite like the opening when Nora arrives at the house - a good blend of description, learning about the character and questions in the air that suggest more to come.


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