Caroline Beecham grew up at the English seaside and relocated to Australia to continue her career as a writer and producer in film and television. She has worked on a documentary about Princess Diana lookalikes, a series about journeys to the ends of the earth, as well as a feature film about finding the end of the rainbow. Caroline decided on a new way of storytelling and studied the craft of novel writing at the Faber Academy in 2012. She has an MA in Film & Television and a MA in Creative Writing and lives with her husband and two sons by Sydney harbour. Caroline joins us today to share her five most influential books.
Maggie's Kitchen is Caroline's first published novel and is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99. You can buy the book here.
I don’t remember being particularly moralistic as a child but I do remember feeling very strongly about the social injustice of poor Charlie Bucket. Strangely, I did love the idea that the whole family lived together and wasn’t in the least bit concerned that all the grandparents shared a bed; my ten-year old self knew this was completely practical and was relieved that love triumphed over poverty! And what about those revolting children Violet, Veruca, Mike and Augustus; who wouldn’t be pleased at their demise? It wasn’t just the characters; I was there, eating the peppermint grass, lying on my belly drinking out of the chocolate river. After this book anything seemed possible and there were no limits to the imagination…
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