Georgette Noëllat was born in Australia in 1951. She was schooled at Genazzano Convent and educated at the University of Melbourne, where she attained degrees in music and law.
Throughout her life as an author, Georgette’s books have ranged from music education and humorous farming anecdotes to more personal and sensitive topics, revealing her broken childhood and final triumph over despair.
In the words of Georgette, “I would describe my artistic self as belonging to the night. Like the stars, I need the darkness in order to shine. My writing seems always to be prompted by the passing of my beautiful Irish wolfhounds.”
In her earlier work, My Haunting Hounds, Georgette was moved to write about her almost genetic connection to these glorious animals, who continually seemed to come into her life when hope was at its lowest ebb. At each hound’s passing, Georgette’s tears poured out in words until she was once more emptied of her grief.
In this latest book, Bits from the Pieces, it was the tragic passing of Georgette’s wolfhound, Caeltie, which triggered another outpouring of emotions into her unique, stirring way with words.
The inspiration behind her latest work? Georgette explained that as the years pass by, she feels a greater “need to immortalise the lives of people and animals who have fed my hunger for hope and love.”
Nowadays, Georgette and her beloved husband, Jan Fattohi, nurture their land and pets, and in turn are nurtured by them as they move together into the quieter realm of life’s twilight years. Georgette and Jan reside peacefully on a small acreage in South Gippsland with their pets.