Anne Chisholm

Breakdowns, suicide attempts — and four great novels

Helen Trinca's Madeleine is a biography on the tortured but talented Australia-born writer Madeleine St John, who deserves to be far better known  

Woman in black: Madeleine St John, due for revival. ‘Her steadiest relationships were with a series of cats’ [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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