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Melissa Fagan on how WHAT WILL BE WORN came to be, and Book Review

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.

What Will Be Worn, A McWhirters Story - Melissa Fagan

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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