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                                          Book of the Week


The Abbotsford Mysteries
by Patricia Sykes

Poet and librettist Patricia Sykes is one of 11 poets taking part in our Big Poetry Read at Collected Works Bookshop, Saturday 9th July, starting at 2.30pm. Wire Dancing, her first collection, was commended in the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. Her second, Modewarre: Home Ground, was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Award. Her most recent collection is The Abbotsford Mysteries.

The Abbotsford Mysteries
incorporates a medley of voices and experiences, drawn from official histories and other archives: the memories of Patricia and her sisters, and the oral memoirs of over seventy women, interviewed by Patricia during 2003-04. All had been resident at the Good Shepherd Convent at some stage during 1927-74.

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