Poets had always lived there, the locals claimed." When Sadie inherits Poet's Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow. Pearl was a children's writer who scandalised 1930s Tasmania with her behaviour. She was also violently murdered in the cellar of Poet's Cottage and her murderer never found. Sadie grew up with a loving version of Pearl through her mother, but her aunt Thomasina tells a different story, one of a self-obsessed, abusive and licentious woman. And Pearl's biographer, Birdie Pinkerton, has more than enough reason to discredit her. As Sadie and her daughter Betty work to uncover the truth, strange events begin to occur in the cottage. Poet's Cottage is a beautiful and haunting mystery of families, bohemia, truth, creativity, lies, memory and murder.
About the Author
Josephine Pennicott was born in Tasmania, Australia and spent her early childhood in Papua New Guinea. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in painting, and is the winner of the 2001 Scarlet Stiletto Award for crime writing.
Josephine's paintings and writings reflect her interest in myth, magic, fairytales, death and transformation. She has travelled widely throughout Europe, India and Asia.
Josephine lives in Sydney with her partner, her maltese dog Alfie, and her black cat Smuchi. Her goals for her life at to keep studying and creating, and to be found annually in the departure lounge at Sydney airport.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1