This is an absorbing, compelling biography of one of Australia’s major authors. It is divided into five parts, with thirty nine chapters, a preface and an afterword. There is a list of all Prichard’s works, a bibliography, an index and illustrations are also included.
Extensively, meticulously researched yet written in a most easy to read style, we follow the life of Katharine Susannah Prichard, her many works and travels and see how she was regarded while she was alive, her life of fortitude, how attitudes towards her changed over her lifetime and since, and her legacy now. The title of the book comes from the friendly moniker by which Prichard, living alone in the hills above Perth, was sometimes known in her later years. Continue reading THE RED WITCH BY NATHAN HOBBY – AN ILLUMINATING BIOGRAPHY