Today we welcome author Melissa Fagan to share how she came to write about the family behind the iconic Brisbane building, her own, in What Will Be Worn: A McWhirters Story.
We also had the pleasure of reading this fascinating title... our Review below.
* Special note for Brisbane book lovers! Melissa will be at the Brisbane Writers Festival in September.
When my grandmother died in August 1999, I was asked to give a eulogy at her funeral. I was twenty-six and had never given a eulogy before (I haven’t given one since) and my first few attempts were overly earnest, striving for a profundity I did not feel. She was a complicated character – very funny, and unashamedly herself, but also something of a tyrant – yet my overwhelming impression of her life, or what I knew of it, was that it had only been half-lived. Was a eulogy the most appropriate time to express this? I wasn’t sure.
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