Dorothy Johnston

About me

Dorothy Johnston is an Australian novelist, short story writer and reviewer, with eight published novels to date. She is relatively new to historical fiction, and keen to develop her understanding and appreciation.

From my website

As The Lonely Fly

Towards the end of As The Lonely Fly, a mother writes to her daughter about a woman who has been a strong influence on both their lives, and from whom they have not heard for eight years. This woman is the mother’s sister and daughter’s aunt Clara, who changed her…

My Big Breast Adventure

My Big Breast Adventure is a path breaking book which crosses the boundaries between a factual account of one woman’s breast cancer treatment, a philosophical discussion about what it means to be sick – and what it means to be well – and a celebration of humour in the face…

the birdman’s wife

My double review of the bird man’s wife by Melissa Ashley and The Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth J. Church was published in the Fairfax newspapers last weekend.       Seeing the covers together like this, it’s clear that both novels are about birds. the bird man’s wife tells…

 
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