6 Apr 2024

Self-confessed taphophile: Deborah Challinor

From Saturday Morning, 10:40 am on 6 April 2024

Photo: supplied/HarperCollins

Bestselling writer Deborah Challinor explores the world of Victorian funeral customs in the first book in a new series Black Silk and Sympathy.

Deborah has written eighteen novels of historical fiction, including young adult novels, and two works of non-fiction about the Vietnam War.  She speaks with Colin Peacock about her fascination with graves, cemeteries and funerals and how this interest shines in the first of a new series telling the tale of Sydney's first female undertaker.