Merlene Fawdry is an award winning writer and poet, author of The Little Mongrel - free to a good home, The Hidden Risks, and several books of poetry. With short stories and poetry published in literary magazines in Australia and overseas, she is a skilled writing group and workshop facilitator who provides an editing, formatting & design and manuscript print preparation service for other writers.
A shy activist, committed to giving a voice to the oppressed through her writing, Merlene has a keen interest in environmental issues. She uses her poetry to speak out against what she sees as government endorsed decimation of the environment.
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My Magdalen Home
by Merlene Fawdry
This is a chapter excerpt from a longer work, The Little Mongrel - free to a good home, by the same author. It gives an insight into the daily operation of Mt St Canice, a Good Shepherd Convent laundry that operated in Sunday bay, Hobart, Tasmania, between 1803 and 1981.
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Smashwords book reviews by Merlene Fawdry
on April 06, 2015
Have you read Terry Barca yet? If you have, I'm sure you'll agree with my review. If not, then I'd scurry along to the shopping cart while these works are affordable, because once the publishers get hold of his work you'll be paying premium prices for a fix of his writing. Terry Barca writes about the people we know - or think we know. His characters are the people next door, the lady in the milk bar or that fellow you passed in the street; ordinary people capable of extraordinary behaviour once Terry allows his remarkable powers of observation to blend with his creative writer's imagination. He uses the vernacular of thought to tell his stories, a dialect we can easily relate to as the drama unfolds. His opening lines are always to the point, setting an interest you just have to follow through the unfolding action and denouement, to the, often irony laden, last line. This collection is entertaining, thought provoking and sometimes close to home. His style is refreshingly unique and like a seasoned actor, he owns his own writerly stage.