Shirley Hazzard Pays a Visit

"For all her restless travelling the apartment in New York, the annual sojourns in Capri and Naples - there's something very familiar, a whiff of old Sydney, about Shirley Hazzard. The colours she wears have the clarity of frescos, the shoes are Italian elegance, and her conversation lilts with rhythms of languages perfected by living in Siena and Paris. But the poise comes from 11 years at an Australian girls' school in the days when suburban women always wore a hat and gloves into the city. There's concern for others, too, a grace favoured by headmistresses before university placements dominated education."

"The Bulletin" profiles the Australian author Shirley Hazzard as she visits Sydney. Although this article is dated 14th September I get the feeling it has been held over since Hazzard's visit to Australia back in June.

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