Publisher's synopsis

A new selection of the essays Charmian Clift wrote for the Sydney Morning Herald during the 1960s. For thousands of readers, Thursday’s Herald and it’s Clift column were compulsory reading. Passionate, insightful, warm – when Charmian died in 1969 the paper was flooded with letters from her readers who mourned the death of ‘a true friend.’ This selection is taken from the four volumes previously published by HarperCollins, The World of Charmian Clift, Images in Aspic, On Being Alone with Oneself, and Trouble in Lotus Land, edited and with a new introduction by Charmian Clift’s biographer, Nadia Wheatley.