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Unfinished Woman, by Robyn Davidson

Cover of Unfinished Woman, by Robyn Davidson.

A fascinating memoir by Tracks writer, who explores her childhood and finally confronts the implications of the loss of her mother to suicide when she was only 11 years old and her difficult relationship with her sister. Davidson, the younger of two girls, grew up on her father’s cattle property in Queensland. A very talented musician, the author also developed a great love of nature which she attributes to her father.

This is a very honest portrait of the “camel lady” who has led an extraordinary life of almost constant travelling from London to India and Tibet to marrying an Indian prince. But coming to terms with pain and grief has been her greatest struggle achieved and described as she finally confronts it in her early seventies.

4/5 Stars