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Trailblazing Australian Woman’s Drawings Go Under the Hammer
A volume of lavishly-illustrated drawings for children by a pioneering Australian woman will be auctioned next month. Charlotte Waring arrived in Australia in 1826 at the age of 29. She’d been hired to be a governess to the children of John Macarthur’s nephew, but instead she married agriculturalist and author James Atkinson, whom she’d met on her way to the colony.
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The Long Hours that Follow the Fifteen Minutes
“Flame is fleeting,” Napoleon said. “Obscurity is forever. I’ll take obscurity.” Of course, he did no such thing. But we couldn’t help but think of Napoleon’s quip while reading this piece in Flavorwire on once-famous writers that have fallen into relative obscurity.
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