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Letters to Lindy / Alana Valentine ; [foreword by] Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton ; [introduction by] Bryce Hallett
Bib ID 7387450
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Valentine, Alana, 1961- author
 
Description Strawberries Hills, NSW : Currency Press, 2017 
©2017 
xiv, 48 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9781760620240 (paperback)
Series

Currency plays.

Summary

“The court case captivated a nation. A mother accused of murdering her child, her claim – that the baby was taken by a dingo – denied and discredited by zealous police and a flawed legal system. The media circus, the rumours, the nation’s prejudices laid bare. And in the eye of the storm, Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. Over three decades, from baby Azaria’s death to the final coroner’s report, the public’s fascination with Lindy seldom waned. The National Library holds a collection of more that 20,000 letters to Lindy. From sympathy to abuse, from marriage proposals to death threats, the correspondence traverses the gamut of responses to Lindy’s story. Letters to Lindy draws on this correspondence and interviews with Lindy herself. It is an enthralling, revealing and long overdue dialogue between Lindy and the nation, a portrait of the wisdom and resilience of a grieving mother. The new work by award-winning playwright Alan Valentine (Ladies Day, Parramatta Girls) explores the public’s relationship with one of Australia’s most iconic figures.”--Back cover.

Subjects Chamberlain-Creighton, Lindy, 1948- -- Correspondence -- Drama.  |  Chamberlain-Creighton, Lindy, 1948- -- Drama.  |  Criminal justice, Administration of -- Northern Territory -- Drama.  |  Absence and presumption of death -- Northern Territory -- Drama.  |  Judicial error -- Northern Territory -- Drama.  |  Families -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographical drama
Other authors/contributors Chamberlain-Creighton, Lindy, 1948- writer of foreword  |  Hallett, Bryce, writer of introduction
Copyright information Foreword © Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, 2016 ; Introduction © Bryce Hallett, 2017 ; Letters to Lindy © Alana Valentine, 2016, 2017. 
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