Lorraine Marwood is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in Australian and international literary magazines. She has published several children's books and collections of poetry, including The Girl who Turned into Treacle, that downhill yelling and Redback Mansion. Lorraine is also the Australian editor of the UK literary magazine, Tears in the Fence, and is a writer of poetry ideas and teaching plans for Literature Base.
Ratwhiskers and Me is a beautifully rendered verse novel, telling the story of conditions on the Bendigo goldfields in the 1850s. Marwood uses a minimum of words for a maximum impact, bringing to life the hardships of the life of the miners, the harsh prejudices faced by the Chinese and the extremes of human behaviour during the goldrush...A masterpiece. * Aussie Reviews *