Searching for Charlotte : the fascinating story of Australia's first children's author / Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell.

By: Forsyth, Kate, 1966- [author.]
Contributor(s): Murrell, Belinda [author.]
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. : National Library of Australia, 2020Copyright date: copyright2020Description: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780642279699 (paperback)Subject(s): Waring, Charlotte, 1795-1867 | Women immigrants -- New South Wales -- Biography | Barton, Charlotte, 1797-1867 | Barton, Charlotte, 1797-1867 | Waring, Charlotte, 1796-1867 | Barton, Charlotte | Biographies | Women authors -- New South Wales -- Biography | Women authors, Australian -- 19th century -- Biography | Authors, Australian -- 19th century -- Biography | Children's literature, Australian -- History and criticism | Authors, Australian -- Biography | Immigrants -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography | Authors, Australian | Immigrants | Australia -- Social conditions -- 19th century | New South Wales | Biography & Memoir (Australia) | AUS literature (Australia)Genre/Form: Biographies | Biographies. | Biographies. DDC classification: A823.2
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-299) and index.

In Searching for Charlotte, Forsyth and Murrell tell Charlotte's story along with that of their own journey to discover her. In an intriguing account, the sisters join the reader in reacting to Charlotte's actions: wondering what could have motivated certain choices; admiring the strength of spirit that pushed Charlotte through turmoil in the Australian colonies; and reviling attitudes that were common to the mid-1800s but are abhorrent in the twentieth century. The extraordinary, long-buried life story of Australia's earliest published children's author, Searching for Charlotte combines elements of biography, recreation of history and rediscovery of family history. It is a sometimes confronting but ultimately heartwarming journey into the story of a family with writing in its blood.

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