[First filed: Sep 27, 2009 @ 11:47]
Two interesting Canberra references have come under the gaze of our all seeing eye.
1) The Grauniad’s review of Fay Weldon’s new book “Chalcot Crescent” notes that Fay’s character based on herself is “banished” here on page 34. One can only assume Fay feels some affinity for our fair city on this basis.
2) The Financial Times is comparing the planned cities of the world. Apparently we’re really just a suburb of Sydney and Brasilia is the real deal.
UPDATE: Ms Weldon has chosen to clarify her feelings and obviously has a great deal of affection for the finer things in Canberra:
05:38, 29 Sep 09
I always wanted to live in Canberra. It was no punishment to send myself there to be a cookery writer.(see Grauniad, Chalcot Crescent) I always wanted to marry one of those difficult, neurotic, brilliant ANU academics and live in a house down some leafy suburban street lined with English trees, and write cookbooks. It seemed the perfect life. It was not to be.