Review

In The Philosopher's Daughters, Alison Booth explores race and gender in 19th-century Australia

By Penelope Cottier
August 14 2020 - 2:00pm
  • The Philosopher's Daughters, by Alison Booth. RedDoor. $24.99.
The descriptions of land, of light and of night skies are wonderfully evocative. Picture: Shutterstock

The Philosopher's Daughters follows the lives of two sisters who leave London for colonial Australia. It is a thoughtful novel, reflecting on the position of women in the 19th century, and illustrating the injustices and violence experienced by Indigenous people.

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