The Blue Princess Under the Snow, by Lilly Rothschild
The memoir tells the story of a double life, split between the UK and Western Australia, and the transformation from an aristocratic upbringing to embracing the humbling experiences of Indigenous Australia.
The writer delves into the emotional toll of losing her true mother, her IVF twin birthing and being studied by psychiatrists as part of twin studies. As a shapeshifting “bluebird” person, mediating between space and the planet, she explores her mixed heritage, including Rothschild’s, and the impact of propaganda and psychiatry on her identity, particularly where the writer asserted she was antipsychiatry.
From birth to the formation of a King’s speech, this book is a journey of self-discovery, with the republic debate of Australia drawing her fate towards asylums, where her Indigenous wet nurse reveals her destiny. With vivid imagery from hummingbirds to the seaside, this is a powerful tale of personal emancipation and growth.
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