Letters to Huldah.

Hellyer, Jill.

Picture of Letters to Huldah.
Huldah Turner was Jill Hellyer's English teacher at North Sydney Girls' High School and it is through Jill's letters to her teacher that she gradually reveals the compelling story of her own life. We learn that she was raised by maiden aunts, marries an older man who turns out to be not only violent but a sex offender and two of her children suffer mental illness. Throughout it all she writes poems and letters and in 2006 was awarded an OAM.

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"Letters have made and destroyed me, enriched my life, established friendships, given some exactness to my thoughts when my world has crumbled, and, as I've mentioned before, sometimes have been misunderstood." -Jill Hellyer "Letters to Huldah gives new meaning to the phrase 'a life in letters'. Though dated from 1988 to 1994, Jill Hellyer's letters to her former English teacher gradually reveal the story of her life. Orphaned at 12, she is brought up by maiden aunts and marries an older man who turns out to be both violent and a sex offender. Isolated in rural New South Wales, she raises three children - her two sons suffer mental and physical illnesses that lead to many battles with authorities. But through it all she is a writer, of poems and of amazing letters, which take us into her world, revealing joys as well as sorrows." -Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM "Jill Hellyer has been, for many years, my personal poet laureate. Her poetry deserves-demands-attention-it's magical. Few can breathe such life into words." -Phillip Adams AO Jill Hellyer (1925-2012) was a poet, founding executive secretary of the Australian Society of Authors, and corresponded and was friends with many outstanding Australian and international writers. She was awarded an OAM in 2006 for her contribution to Australian poetry and her work for the ASA.

Book Details

Author Hellyer, Jill.
Format PB
Catalogue BI001
Catalogue book number 230