Mrs M: An Imagined History by Luke Slattery [review]

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Abstract

'Mrs M’ is the second wife of Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. Luke Slattery explains in his Author’s Note the impulse behind his novel – Elizabeth Macquarie’s voice coming to him, romantically, in a dream. It was not quite unprompted. He had been visiting her home territory in the Hebrides, having already written a short book about the Macquaries’ last years in New South Wales (The First Dismissal [2014]). But this book is different; and it is Slattery’s first novel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-36
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Book Review
Issue number399
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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