Review by Kimberley Allsopp, a bookseller at Dymocks Brisbane and a freelance reviewer.
This review first appeared in the August 2011 issue of Bookseller+Publisher magazine.
‘Rendle-Short effectively embraces the hybrid nature of this work, and the transitions between the two narratives are seamless. It is a fascinating and horrifying time in Australian history, brought to life with a deft use of language. You can almost feel the sweat on the kitchen lino and smell the mustiness of the nursing home. Bite Your Tongue will appeal to fans of Australian history and feminist theory, in particular Queenslanders, given the book’s subject matter.’