Afternoon Suburb

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AFTERNOON SUBURB, Emily George, Dykebooks, Melbourne, 1987    159 pages

Two married women at the beginning of the 1970s go through many changes over the following few years as the concepts and theories of the Women’s Liberation Movement promote radically different ideas and ways of being in the world. Rosie finds that it is her strong friendship with Kathleen which gives her the impetus to continue with her studies and likewise she gives Kathleen reciprocal support with her creative abilities and is pleased for Kathleen when she decides she is a lesbian.

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Merri Lee

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MERRI LEE, Emily George, Dykebooks, Melbourne, 1986    141 pages

 

After their Consciousness-Raising Group meeting one night the womyn decide to take over an inner city suburb and establish a matriarchy in order to promote womyn’s rights and experience the kind of life they want for themselves. It briefly covers thirty years of struggle and victories as Jo, Thelma, Rebecca, Rowena and other members of the lesbian and womyn’s communities help bring in new concepts and ideas which are put into practice for the first time.

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Always Start Your Car With Two Bells

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ALWAYS START YOUR CAR WITH TWO BELLS, Emily George, Dykebooks, Melbourne, 1985    125 pages

 

 When Maggie joined the tramways as a connie, eventually becoming a tram driver, she discovered a whole new way of life, from learning how to manage with fifty school children on board, to experiencing the thrills of driving in full parallel. The friendships she made at the Tram Depot and the supportive lesbian feminist environment on her days off, especially with her lover Jacquie, are all included in this story of working life on the Melbourne trams.

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Loose Women

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LOOSE WOMEN, Emily George, Dykebooks, Melbourne, 1984    280 pages

 

 

This book covers some of the personal triumphs as well as the difficulties women experience after they leave their abusive male partners to go and live in a women’s refuge with their children for their own protection. It also traces the early political development of women’s refuges in Victoria and how the refuge workers manage to support the residents and at the same time negotiate with the government and the bureaucrats for the necessary funding to keep the refuge open and functioning. During this exacting time, one of the paid workers, Agnes, falls in love with Mardi and comes out as a lesbian.

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Much Madness

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MUCH MADNESS, Emily George, illustrated by Bobby Tatlow, Dykebooks, Melbourne, 1984    52 pages

This is a fantasy tale of the women animal’s community which has isolated itself from the other place in order to find some more peaceful existence where they might live and love and bring up their children in harmonious surroundings.

The illustrations by Bobby Tatlow faithfully record the happenings and the interactions of the community of women animals as Beth Koala, Wilhelmina Wedgetail Eagle, Matilda Wombat and Andrea Kookaburra go about their everyday business and are remarkable in themselves. 

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