Bob Ellis: what do you do when a literary hero is accused of sexual abuse? | Brigid Delaney

Rozanna and Kate Lilley’s account of childhood sexual abuse by famous guests prompts a rethink of the era of ‘free love’

Those seeking to cure themselves of the romanticism about the free love era should read Philip Roth’s The Dying Animal and the two books just out this week by the daughters of Australian playwright Dorothy Hewett: Tilt by Kate Lilley and Do Oysters Get Bored? by Rozanna Lilley.

Last weekend, speaking to the Australian, sisters Rozanna and Kate Lilley talked about how their Sydney bohemian childhood was marked by “wild parties” and lack of “moral boundaries” which resulted in the teenage girls being sexually abused by a variety of famous male houseguests.

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Bob Ellis: what do you do when a literary hero is accused of sexual abuse? | Brigid Delaney

Rozanna and Kate Lilley’s account of childhood sexual abuse by famous guests prompts a rethink of the era of ‘free love’

Those seeking to cure themselves of the romanticism about the free love era should read Philip Roth’s The Dying Animal and the two books just out this week by the daughters of Australian playwright Dorothy Hewett: Tilt by Kate Lilley and Do Oysters Get Bored? by Rozanna Lilley.

Last weekend, speaking to the Australian, sisters Rozanna and Kate Lilley talked about how their Sydney bohemian childhood was marked by “wild parties” and lack of “moral boundaries” which resulted in the teenage girls being sexually abused by a variety of famous male houseguests.

Continue reading...