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A Writing Career
Louise Milligan

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“I grew up in Legoland writ large. Big brick veneer houses on small blocks treed with conifers and covered with tan bark. It was a happy place, but Wantirna, in Melbourne’s outer east, can’t be mythologised like Green Valley. I wanted out. As kids spent sunburnt summers playing cricket and splashing in backyard pools, I was in my bedroom reading Dickens and Austen and Smash Hits and Time …”