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Louisa May Alcott, Transcendental Wild Oats & Little Women at the Memoir Club Classics night

I am delighted to have been asked to choose a ‘classic memoir’ text to discuss at the Sydney Memoir Club in Randwick on Tuesday the 28th July – to which you are all invited. I’ve chosen Louisa May Alcott’s 1873 humorous … Continue reading

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In Praise of Men in Frocks: Vale Brian Crossley – Mrs Flower Potts from Adventure Island

Sad news that Brian Crossley — the actor who brought Flower Potts to such vivid life in the 1960s childrens’ classic television series Adventure Island — died at his home on the weekend, aged 85. Flower Potts was special because … Continue reading

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Steve Martin: Born Standing Up and the origins of ‘The Jerk’

Just finished reading Steve Martin’s memoir, Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life (2007). I loved this, not just because it was a fun read but also because it gives a fascinating insight into the twenty-year genesis of one of my … Continue reading

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