Searching for Charlotte
In Searching for Charlotte, Forsyth and Murrell tell Charlottes story along with that of their own journey to discover her. In an intriguing account, the sisters join the reader in reacting to Charlottes 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 Australias earliest published childrens 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.
Publication Date: 01-Nov-2020
Publisher: National Library of Australia