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Saturday, 29 March 2014

AUTHOR TALK REFLECTION Shirley Whiteway; "Juliet : the hat maker's loves" - the hat is out of the bag.

 An intimate gathering made for riveting conversation as Mentone Public Library launched into its fourth series of "An Author for All Seasons' with Shirley Whiteway and her novella published in 2013; "Juliet : the hatmaker's loves."

 Refusing to shy away from the sensitive and controversial themes of her book, matters pertaining to forced adoption, forced marriage, abuse and inequality were brought to the forefront, all the while celebrating the unrelenting spirit and determination of the story's protagonist, despite the odds and un-loves stacked against her.

Despite the difficult subject matter explored, Shirley Whiteway delivered her presentation with warmth and a personable nature that had audience members following her to lunch to share more conversation and food for the soul.

Juliet : the hatmaker's loves
Shirley Whiteway’s recent work, the Novella ‘Juliet... the hatmaker’s Loves’ focuses on the oppression of women.  Their pitiable mistreatment is explored through experiences of Juliet and her social group, which begins in 1905 when Juliet is born.  Juliet and others around her are kept in a state of ignorance, sometimes enslaved and used by their own parents. 
Many suffered (and sometimes died) in childbirth. Juliet rises above her predicament of being married to  a man she doesn’t love, by immersing herself in the craft of hat-making and dreaming of a better tomorrow.
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  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481967800
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CUSTOM BOOK PUBLICATIONS; Custom Books edition (February 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

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