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Book Launch "Idle Talk - Gwen Harwood Letters 1960-1964"

This volume, edited and with invaluable notes by Alison Hoddinott, comprises Gwen Harwoods fascinating, unexpurgated letters to Alison and Bill Hoddinott, during four crucial years, from 1960- 1964, a period which can be described as Harwoods creative floreat. They are also years in which her life-long relationships with A.D. Hope, James McAuley and Vincent Buckley begin, her friendships with Vivian and Sybille Smith and others consolidate, and in which Harwood was briefly notorious for her scandalous Bulletin acrostics and her confounding publication under several male pseudonyms.

Come and meet Alison and hear her discuss this collection of letters.