An unmissable collection of writing on what it means to be a grandmother-edited by literary journalist and writer Helen Elliott.
Helen Elliott is a prominent literary critic. Her writing has appeared in the Monthly, the Australian, the Age, Griffith Review and numerous other publications. She was the literary editor of the Herald Sun and has four granddaughters.
'A rich and diverse collection of personal stories.' * Big Issue
'A truly rich collection of essays.' * Otago Daily Times *
'While many contributors look back to happy relationships with their grandmothers, all glory in the present joy of having grandchildren...With social isolation in full swing, many grandparents will be missing the close association with grandchildren celebrated in these memoirs. For them in particular, Grandmothers will inspire recollections of happier times in the past as well as hope for future reunions.' * Australian *
'[These essays] record the experience and aspirations of some of Australia's most articulate female elders...The result is an illuminating set of biographical sketches and social histories - of self, family, and of locale.' * Age *
'Every mother should read this book.' * Weekly Times *
'[A] lively and thoughtfully curated collection of essays...every contributor has something real and vital to say.' * Australian Book Review *