Anyone with a keen sense of history, who loves romantic sagas, and has more than a passing interest in strong women of yesteryear will enjoy listening to author, Darry Fraser, as she talks about suffragettes, post-colonialism and the great Aussie motif that is the Murray River. Daughter of the Murray is an adventure romance set in the 1890s on the Murray River around Swan Hill. It’s known as an Oztorical. I made the mistake of mentioning Nancy Cato’s All The Rivers Run (which shows my age) but Darry assures me her story is her own. And it doesn’t take long to learn the depth of this author’s passion for her subject. She’s also a damned fine actress, and we learn a little about her roles in her local theatre group’s stage performances. Our conversation is as much a love affair with landscape as it is about writing, and Darry’s Daughter of the Murray is testimony to that affair. You can find out more about Darry and her novel here. And thanks to Black Stump Media for the pic of the author.
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