Honest, touching account of Melbourne's life in lockdown

By Sue Preston
Updated January 17 2021 - 11:43pm, first published 5:00pm
BRUSH WITH ISOLATION: Bill in his home studio in the midst of the lockdown. As the book was being written, he was working on an entry for this year's Archibald Prize.

A new book that captures the isolation, hope, frustration, humour and human need for contact during Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown started as a conversation between two neighbours over their fence.

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