‘I carried the Teapot My sister carried the Cat: A Collection of Women’s stories, poems & artwork’

‘I carried the Teapot My sister carried the Cat: A Collection of Women’s stories, poems & artwork’ 

Book review submitted by Kay Shirt

Complied by Louise Dean and published by Lithgow Community Projects

This is another gem from the library’s Local History section, well worth a look and a read. This book is beautifully illustrated with photographs and artwork. The collection of writings varied in style and with a full range of emotions and experiences recounted. The library has two copies available for borrowing at Lithgow and one copy at both Portland and Wallerawang branches.

In the words of the complier

These are the stories of ‘ordinary women’. Ordinary women who contribute so much to our society, often with little or no recognition. Here are expressions of strength, courage, love, sadness, heartache, triumph and joy.

The talent of everyone of these women is incredible.

We are honoured that everyone who contributed to this book had enough faith in us that they were prepared to share their heartfelt and innermost thoughts, and trusted us to treat their work with the regard and respect it so rightly deserves.

Without trust there would be no book. Thank you

I carried the teapot my sister carried the cat