Sydney, 1909: Rebecca Sinclair, abortionist, is transferred from Long Bay Women’s Reformatory to the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington for the birth of her child.
Here begins the incredible fictionalised account of a young woman caught up in Edwardian-era Sydney’s underworld. Impeccably researched, exquisitely detailed, moving yet unsentimental, Long Bay “packs an emotional wallop, straight to the guts of our humanity”.
Eleanor’s first novel, the haunting What Was Left, was published to great critical acclaim and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal 2014. She lives in Maroubra, just five kilometres from Long Bay Correctional Facility. Join her in conversation with Nikki Anderson.
TICKETS: $10 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)