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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  3 reviews
And you, my Carolina in the morning, are my mountain..."

In these letters to her daughter Caro, Kate Llewellyn displays all the qualities so evident in The Waterlily and Dear You: warmth, depth of perception and poetic appreciation of the astonishments and absurdities of life.

But whether discussing Caro's lifestyle or merely describing the problems of being a tourist in nor
167 pages
Published 1989 by Hudson
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Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am convinced after reading The Mountain that all three of the Blue Mountains trilogy are more diary than novel. Llewellyn writes about how a review of Dear You accused her of being a liar. So it would be safer to present the books as fiction. As I've said before, I find them so moving and insightful that I want her experiences to be true. Wish I could ask her. She is an elusive presence on the Internet.
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I have read almost all of Kate's prose books (except the 3 travel ones) and have loved them all... mainly for her honesty and her ability to embrace life and all that is thrown to her. This once again comes through in this book... her travel to northern Australia showing such a willingness to 'experience' all that she can and get past the 'tourist' facade, her vulnerability around her daughter and submerging the need to rush in and try and 'fix' problems for her and protect her. Realising that h ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book is in a 'journal' format not dissimilar to the wonderful book by the same author, Waterlily. These are entirely letters to the author's daughter. Though I had to push myself to complete the book I am almost sorry I did so as it was to me just more of the same with little meaning. Very disappointing after Waterlily.
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Kate Llewellyn is the author of nineteen books, including the bestselling The Waterlily: A Blue Mountains Journal and Playing With Water: A Story of a Garden. A distinguished Australian poet, she has published six books of poetry and is the co-editor of The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets. Her travel books include Lilies, Feathers & Frangipani on the Cook Islands and New Zealand; Angels and ...more

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