Yet that is just what a group of women writers have done. They have created Purple Prose, a new book of 15 non-fiction works all centred on the colour purple.
Natasha Lester�s childhood love of Little Women, complete with her favourite character Amy Marsh in a purple dress and bonnet is on the cover.
Rachel Robertson recollects finding a piece of a purple coronation robe in an old box of keepsakes that belonged to her mother.
Deborah Hunn confesses to being a Fremantle Dockers fan.
With well-known local writers Liz Byrski and Rachel Robertson editing, the book is a collection of short, sharp compilations that are sure to leave a lasting impression with the reader.
Hunn said she was delighted to be asked to take part in the project. �I knew something special was bound to come out of the experience and of course, I couldn�t resist being asked to contribute a piece about my beloved Dockers,� she said.
�My own passion for the Dockers was well known, so I was directly approached to contribute on that topic, but to be honest, it is what I would have chosen anyway.�
Robertson said purple was a colour associated with many different things across time and cultures, including spirituality, harmony, wealth, royalty, feminism and women�s suffrage.
�More recently, purple has been connected to lesbian, gay and transgender rights as well,� she said.
�Because purple is strongly associated with the suffragettes and women�s rights, we decided to invite only women writers to contribute to this book.
�We invited our contributors to write a true story from their own life and the response was surprisingly varied, ranging from four extraordinary maiden aunts to a group of pigeon racers.�
Purple Prose is at www.fremantle press.com.au.