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Wheat in the Ear

Wheat in the Ear

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Louisa Alice Baker spent much of her early life in New Zealand, settling in Christchurch with her missionary parents as a child. She married at 18, and had two children before moving to Dunedin (without her husband) and working at the Otago Witness. She wrote advice columns for children and women, starting a tradition that outlived both the Witness and her own presence in New Zealand. She grappled with feminist issues very early on - many of her columns dealt with ideas about women marrying too young and for the wrong reasons, and then being compelled to live in the shadow of their husbands. Eventually, in 1894, she sailed to England to publish her first novel, and never returned, opting instead to stay there and make a life for herself as ...
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