How Bright are All Things Here
"Drama is a hard habit to break, and besides, life is awfully dull when it's naked and truthful. Glamorous, charismatic Bliss Henderson has led a flawed, fascinating life; from country Australia to the art world of 1960s London; from lust to love and loss. Now, in her last days, she is reliving it all. But as she excavates her past, deeper layers emerge. Secrets she still can't reveal, not even to herself. As her stepchildren hover around her, she wants them to judge her fairly. But how can they when they don't really know who she is? Susan Green has created a charming, lyrical novel of secrets, art and love."
Susan Green has worked as a teacher, cook, radio producer, education writer and bookseller. She lives in the Victorian goldfields town of Castlemaine with her husband and miniature schnauzer. She is the author of the Verity Sparks series for children and her writing has won several literary awards, including an Age short story prize.