The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht – Book Review

Eleanor Limprecht's latest novel is a delight, with compelling characters that kept me sitting up way past lights out. In The Passengers, Hannah and her grandmother Sarah are travelling, on a cruise ship, from San Diego to Sydney. Sarah left Australia at the end of WW2, as a young Australian war bride married to a US serviceman she barely knew, and has never been back since. As their ship moves across the ocean Sarah tells Hannah, a young woman struggling with her own past, how it was that in 1945 she [...]

2018-03-21T23:53:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Book Review|5 Comments

9 Questions: an interview with Eleanor Limprecht, author of Long Bay

 Take note now so you can tell your bookish friends “I told you so.”  Eleanor Limprecht is an Australian writer you’re likely to hear a lot more about. Limprecht is in the throes of launching her new book, Long Bay (which I reviewed last week) but she kindly took the time to answer some questions for me.  Her answers are thoughtful and articulate – just like her books, really. And in a literary scoop for Adventures in Biography, read on to discover just how recently Limprecht became an Australian citizen – [...]

2018-03-21T15:17:04+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Author Interviews, Writing|4 Comments

Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht

From some scant archival details – and a haunting mug shot – Eleanor Limprecht has created a compelling and powerful work of historical fiction. In 1909, Sydney woman Rebecca Sinclair was convicted of manslaughter.  A mother of three had sought an abortion from Sinclair, and died as a result.  Sinclair, in her twenties, was sentenced to three years hard labour at the Long Bay Women’s Reformatory.  Six months later she gave birth to a daughter. The story begins with that birth. Rebecca hears nurses’ heels, rustling skirts, the cut glass [...]

2018-03-21T14:55:36+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Book Review|0 Comments