Just a Gran Havin’ a Splendid Time
Australian Lesbian Grandmothers Anthology Edited by Jean Taylor
The idea for an Australian Lesbian Grandmothers Anthology was inspired by the fact that of all the topics that have been written about by, for and about Lesbians in Australia
there was not a book especially dedicated to the immense joys and the inevitable vagaries of being a Lesbian Grandmother.
This book, Just a Gran Havin’ a Splendid Time, covers a wide range of emotional responses and highlights the joy and life-changing experiences that inevitably occur for Lesbian Grandmothers from the time their first and subsequent grandchildren are born.
We follow these lesbian grandmothers through the ups and downs of coming to terms with what it actually means to be a lesbian grandmother and note the changes in these unique relationships as the grandchildren get older. And finally appreciating that the grandchildren have grown up to be responsible people and how much having a lesbian grandmother in their lives has broadened their understanding and knowledge of the world around them in a positive way.
These stories will also bring back memories of our own grandmothers, give us invaluable insights into what it means to be a Lesbian Grandmother in this day and age and will also
serve as positive role models and demonstrate ways in which we can all nurture and care for the vulnerable children in our society that can only be of benefit to us all.
Jean Taylor has written and published books with Dyke Books Inc, including The Archives Trilogy, and has also co-written and co-edited several anthologies: the Women’s Circus book, Leaping Off the Edge, Spinifex Press 1997, and the Long Breast Press anthologies: Willing Up and Keeling Over (2007), Lesbians Write On (2013), On F
or Young and Old(2017) and Walking to the Edge (2019). She says that taking responsibility for this book and bringing this Australian Lesbian Grandmothers Anthology to fruition on a subject dear to her heart has been an absolute pleasure.
Photo on front cover, Backyard Bloom, © copyright Jean Taylor 2023
ISBN 978 0 9923656 7 7 barcode
Dyke Books Inc is a not-for-profit, lesbian feminist publishing venture which was established in 2008 with the aim of publishing writing by, for and about lesbians.
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