Capel Boake, The Room Next Door (short story)

Capel Boake, The Room Next Door (short story)

by Capel Boake [Doris Boake Kerr] (1899-1944) A young woman suffering a betrayal lends a helping hand to a neighbour in need. (This short story appeared in The Australasian in 1926.) The young man in the next room coughed — a hard, racking cough that seemed to tear...
Gender female: “E C Morrice”

Gender female: “E C Morrice”

by Elizabeth Lhuede Finding autobiographical details for E C Morrice – novelist, children’s story writer, nature writer and poet – who also wrote as “E Charles”. While searching in the AustLit database I sometimes come across an...
Hiding in Plain Sight: Mrs T C Cloud

Hiding in Plain Sight: Mrs T C Cloud

by Elizabeth Lhuede Finding forgotten and overlooked Australian women writers: the case of Mrs Thomas Charles Cloud aka “Lindsay Duncan”. How often are women remembered by their relationship with the men in their lives? And to what extent does resorting to...
“Reputed authoress”: Isabel Grant

“Reputed authoress”: Isabel Grant

by Elizabeth Lhuede Finding forgotten and overlooked Australian women writers. One way I’ve been tracing Australian women writers is by looking at “literary notes”, gossip columns and review pages on Trove; another has been to look at indexes of...