Born prematurely in the untamed Victorian bush,

a tiny infant hovers between life and death, too weak to suckle from her mother.

Her grandmother invents a way to feed her. With patience and a determination, Juliet survives.

Raped and pregnant at fifteen, and knowing nothing of the facts of life, she is trapped in a world of ignorance. She loses her direction, and sinks into depression when her daughter is taken away.

Married off to a widower in a loveless and undesirable match, after three children she avoids her husband’s bed by making hats.

Only in middle-age does she finds her true self in a way she could never have dreamed.

The hatmaker's loves … a tale of tough men,

tougher women, isolation and cruelty.



Will McThomas – Publican at Half Mile Creek

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