Ann MacDonald was born in Sydney in 1929. She was a prolific writer, author of the award-winning Softly My Grief and of short stories and articles in the Sydney Morning Herald, ITA and the Woman’s Weekly.
These stories were written when Ann was in her late 50s, looking back at her childhood during the second World War.
All the Safe Places: An Australian child’s war
Ann shares three touching stories about growing up, from a carefree nine-year-old at the beginning of World War II to a tougher, wiser fourteen-year-old. Ann was sent to a country town as an evacuee, far from the safe places of her early childhood, and wondered whether her parents ever thought of her.
Also by Ann MacDonald
Softly My Grief: A brave account of surviving the loss of a beloved spouse, 1988 McPhee Gribble/Penguin, Fitzroy, Vic. Although this book is out of print it is available from some libraries. It was originally published as Widowed: Living through my husband’s death through cancer, 1981 Rigby, Adelaide. Winner of the Rigby-Australian Literary Award.