A lifetime of stories meld into one perfect Spring
Nepean This Week, December 23, 2005 by Christie Mailey
A little girl sitting at the dinner table in the early 1960s -- listening to fables created by her mother, father and grandmother -- is etching out a life of storytelling.
"We would sit down to dinner together and I would listen to the stories of my family. We used them to entertain each other," said Emily-Jane Hills Orford, whose first novel Spring has just been published. "Back then we had no TV, no video games to entertain us. Whether we made up the stories in our head or simply spoke about the day’s events, we had something to share with each other. I guess I come by storytelling naturally."
Orford’s premier novel is a 10-year labour of love about a young violinist and her burgeoning career.
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