Dear Merilyn

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Wakefield Press, 2003 - Art - 425 pages
Detailing Barbra Leslie's search for release from the self-contempt she felt after being sexually abused at the age of five and her shocking guilt following a backyard abortion at age 19, this autobiography reveals an artist finally at peace with herself. Leslie dicusses how she has become one of few Autralian painters able to earn a living from her art and reflects on her period of rebelliousness as an art student in the late 1950s and early 1960s. More than just an autobiography, Dear Merilyn is also an Australian family saga conveyed with fearless honesty, as the events described are by turns shocking, frightening, funny, and heartwarming.
 

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Upsetting, sad, funny then uplifting and triumphant. Compeling reading. A true South Australian artist.

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Contents

Section 1
24
Section 2
32
Section 3
67
Section 4
68
Section 5
70
Section 6
77
Section 7
93
Section 8
131
Section 15
299
Section 16
309
Section 17
315
Section 18
320
Section 19
349
Section 20
357
Section 21
358
Section 22
364

Section 9
141
Section 10
229
Section 11
245
Section 12
246
Section 13
278
Section 14
298
Section 23
384
Section 24
396
Section 25
415
Section 26
423
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About the author (2003)

Barbra Leslie is a painter, former secondary school teacher, and lecturer in painting, design, and drawing.

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