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On Music and Literacy
While it is now some considerable time ago, I do not ever remember finding reading difficult. In fact, I was voracious, often consuming paperbacks in a day and a night (albeit, often a late night – using torchlight!).
One of the reasons for this appetite may have been that as a bit of a loner in a family without television, books enabled my engagement with a wider and more exciting world. I was especially grateful for a lovely pair of elderly sisters who lived next door and generously offered an enticing library of classic literature that fed my appetite. As a result, I also never really found speaking difficult and had a vocabulary years above my age for most of my childhood.
Publication titleCommunicating: The Heart of Literacy
Department/SchoolSchool of Creative Arts and Media
PublisherChatter Matters Tasmania
Place of publicationTasmania