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Lank gingery gold hair falling over his forehead, and a golden beard cut to a point. His eyes flashed green and blue lightnings as he talked, and his long legs sprawled under the office table. I must have looked very demure and governessy in my early twenties, wearing a full-skirted dress, all black, in mourning for my father.

(Katharine Susannah Prichard, quoted by Nathan Hobby, ‘Australian literary biography in 2018’)

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