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ITCHY STORIES

By: 'The Rural Five' [Editor]:

Price: $8.52

Publisher: Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, Itch Incorporated: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003769

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 60pp., intext b/white drawings by Michael Gaffy throughout. Booklet clean and square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally fingermarked only. " 'Itchy Stories' is a collection of twentry short stories by a selection of people from the shire of Wellington, in Gippsland, Victoria. Their ages range from 16 to 95.' The stories are as diverse as the age groups they represent. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item ... View more info

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FRANKSTON WRITERS BLOCK ANTHOLOGY 2017: 10th Anniversary Edition

By: (Contributors)

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, Firsttime Publishing: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013282

ISBN: 0994289456

Condition: Near Fine


202pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock pristine. This Frankston Writers Block 10th Anniversary Edition features numerous contributions by members of the writing group. Some entries have been given 'voice' at group meetings, others have been published elsewhere, others still are making their debut in this issue . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword from the President. The contributors entries . . . Book wei... View more info

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ALCHEMY : Visible Ink 11

By: (Visible Ink Collective)

Price: $18.22

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, RMIT Professional Writing and Editing/department of Creative Media: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009034

ISBN: 0864590695

Condition: Very Good +


130pp., b/white illustrations by Peter Christmas Savieri and Dee Rimbaud. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. A stand-alone title in the Visible Ink Anthology series. "Playful, contemplative and macabre, this year's Visible Ink anthology is a powerful text on the nature of relationships:between humans, and between humans and insects, birds and things less benign. Reading, one is transported to new and memorab... View more info

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A TWIST IN THE TALE. (Signed Copy)

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1988

Edition: 3rd Impression

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 006531

ISBN: 0340405384

Condition: Very Good


221pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on firm spine. Grey tint endpapers. A concise inscription, signed by the author on title page, otherwise leaves clean, though browned. Illustrated (art & pictorial), loose-plastic protected dustjacket scuffed and abraded on upper foredge fold, otherwise very good. Twelve 'Tales with a Twist', beginning with 'The Perfect Murder' . . . Book weight approx. 520g. View more info

THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH

By: Atwood, Margaret and Weaver, Robert [Selected by]

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Thus [Corrected]

Inscription: Signed by an author/contributor

Seller ID: 003593

ISBN: 0195412206

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 462pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Text-block very slightly distorted. Signed on the half-title page by major-name contributor: author Carol Shields [1935-2003], otherwise leaves are clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Chosen by Margaret Atwood and Robert Weaver, this current edition is a selection of more contemporary, twentieth-century authors, the earlier edition having included many born from 1850 on. Names included here comprise... View more info

THOMASINA'S ISLAND: A Novella of Cornwall and Other Stories

By: Baker, Denys Val

Price: $13.62

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004632

ISBN: 0718302788

Condition: Very Good +


190pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ['Mackeral Boat', Margo Maeckberghe], loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and noticeably sunned on spine. The primary tale in this volume of short stories is 'Thomasina's Island', set in Cornwall where black-haired beauty Thomasina, firmly committed to the Cornish cause, meets David, who crosses the Tamar first for a holiday, then to stay...Includes nine ot... View more info

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SEPTUAGENARIAN STEW: Stories and Poems

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Santa Rosa, California, USA, Black Sparrow Press: 1992

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 013094

ISBN: 0876857950

Condition: Very Good


375pp. Book clean and square, a trivial reading crease on firm spine. Graphic design card wrapper minimally bumped, and has several small beverage stains on rear wrap. A nondescript inscription on ochre-coloured front flysheet, else textblock unmarked. A collection of poems and stories (some previously published in periodicals) published to coincide with Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) attaining the age of seventy . . . Contents include: Prelims., Numerous poems and stories... View more info

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MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English

By: Butlin, Ron (Edited by)

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, Flambard Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011026

ISBN: 1873226241

Condition: Very Good +


192pp., several b/white drawings by Krishna Luchoomun. B/white thumbnail-size illustrations of contributors to rear pages. Foreword by Michael Bootle. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented. "Since achieving independence from Britain in 1968, Mauritians have been searching for an identity that reflects the great cultural diversity of their islands . . . Until recently French has been the usual literary langu... View more info

THE BEST OF GREGORY CLARK. (Signed Copy)

By: CLARK, Gregory

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, The Ryerson Press: 1959

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004182

Condition: Good+


viii, + 174pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Green boards lightly shelfworn, bumped and splayed. Signed by the author on his Foreword page, otherwise leaves clean. No dustjacket. A selection of short stories, anecdotes, and a little literary licence, by the respected Canadian scribe Gregory Clark, borrowed from his 'Weekend Magazine' column...Born in Toronto, Canada, on 25 September, 1892, he died in the same city on 3 February, 1977. Book weight approx. 3... View more info

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HI, THERE. (Signed Copy)

By: Clark, Gregory

Price: $15.48

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, The Ryerson Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004222

Condition: Very Good


228pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on, Boards lightly soiled, backstrip bumped on head and heel. Signed by the author on the ffep., otherwise minor textblock edge flecks. Author-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with jagged tears, small excisions and mild soiling. Third collection of short stories from the author's popular weekly column in Canada's 'Weekend Magazine' publication. Gregory Clark, born 1892 in ... View more info

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OUT ON A WHIM: Short Stories (Signed Copy)

By: Contributors (Bayside Night Writers; Editor: Esther Greig)

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Hampton East, VIC, Australia, Bayside Night Writers: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed

Seller ID: 012642

ISBN: 0646404997

Condition: Very Good +


139pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Short inscription, 'Best wishes', signed on half-title page by the co-ordinating editor/contributor Esther Greig, esle textblock unmarked. A collection of short stories by authors who are all members of the Bayside Night Writers (Melbourne, Victoria). With individual styles, the authors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and range in age from teenagers to seniors . . . First s... View more info

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PENINSULA PENS: An Anthology of Student Writing

By: Contributors (Introduction by John Hanrahan)

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, The Department of Communication and Social Sciences, Frankston College of TAFE: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012853

ISBN: 0731669193

Condition: Very Good


(viii), + 158pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, sketch-art (Dean Rankin) card wrapper mildly bumped and creased, else very good. Textbook unmarked. This anthology, by Frankston (Victoria) College of TAFE short story writing students comprises numerous contributors. With an introductory note by John Hanrahan, suffice it to say, the opening story is 'Crazy', by Sule Alkan, and the final story (for children) is 'Freckles Flanagan', by Amanda Keast (plus one ... View more info

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THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System

By: Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by)

Price: $16.54

Publisher: Collingwood, VIC, Australia, Sleepers Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006935

ISBN: 0975699113

Condition: Very Good +


275pp., several b/white art and line-drawn illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Merryn J. Trevethan) card wrapper as new. The 2006 (annual) collection of short stories from 'Sleepers', featuring new and emerging authors alongside those already established . . . Including Frank Moorhouse, Sean Condon, Paddy O'Reilly, Gideon Haigh, Stephanie Alexander and some others you may never have heard of . . . Book weight approx. 530g. View more info

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SONGS OF THE SUITCASE. (Signed Copy)

By: Dell'Oso, Anna

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Flamingo/HarperCollins Publishers Australia: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 008212

ISBN: 0732264561

Condition: Very Good


vi, + 368pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease to same. Inscription, signed and dated ('99) by author, on lower half of first (auth bio.) page, otherwise leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning to text-block edges. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft vertical crease to front panel, plus corner crease and surface indentations."Six stories and a novella connected by images of suitcases, music, birth, death and love . . . From the accordian kings who rule... View more info

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TORPEDO : Volume Two

By: Flynn, Chris (Editor)

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Middle Park, Victoria, Australia, Falcon Vs Monkey, Falcon Wins Pty Ltd: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008359

ISBN: 0980403928

Condition: Near Fine


167pp., b/white art-illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Rod Hunt) card wrapper as new. An anthology of short stories, fiction and graphic fiction, by numerous contributors, including: Greg Ames, Josephine Rowe, Holly Tavel, Jeff Goldberg, Yannick Murphy, Justin Taylor, and more. Contents commence with 'First Man' by Aaron Gwyn, and close with 'The Eyes of Travolta' by Paul O'Connell. Book weight approx. 330g. Postage c... View more info

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STRANGE PILGRIMS : Twelve Stories

By: García Márquez, Gabriel

Price: $16.92

Publisher: United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape: 1993

Edition: First U.K. Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 009813

ISBN: 022403653x

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 188pp. Book clean, slightly canted. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. " . . . an extraordinary collection of short fiction, set in contemporary Europe. These twelve stories recount the peculiar experiences that befall Latin Americans visiting abroad . . . " Contents include Prologue: Why Twelve, Why Stories, Why Pilgr... View more info

PENINSULA PENS 2. An Anthology of Student Writing

By: Grant, Esther, Jacobs, Lyn, et al. [Contributing Editors]

Price: $11.92

Publisher: Frankston, Victoria, Australia, Department Of Communication and Social Sciences, Frankston College of Tafe: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003757

ISBN: 0731699645

Condition: Very Good


156pp., intext, b/white sketch-illustrations throughout by various artists. Book clean and square. The signature of a noted Australian author [Ray Oliphant] is on the title-page along with foxing flecks, with more of the same flecking on the text-block edges. Monochrome, art-illustrated [Kay Treloar] card wrapper mildly bumped. "Peninsula Pens 2 is a collection of stories and poems as diverse as life itself. The book spans a broad geographic terrain and deep human ex... View more info

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THE STOLEN PARTY : An Anthology of Women's Stories

By: Green, Veronica (Compiled by)

Price: $14.03

Publisher: Cambridge, Great Britain, Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008691

ISBN: 0521448069

Condition: Very Good


136pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn at head and foot of spine, slightly tanned on inside covers, with a small penned reference to inside rear cover. . "A stimulating collection of short stories which provides a fresh selection from the enormous range of writing by women in this genre. The variety in length, subject matter and language should prove especially interesting for students aged 14-17. The notes and b... View more info

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RECIPES FOR CRIME

By: Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny

Price: $84.60

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, McPhee Gribble: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012060

ISBN: 0869143247

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 220pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has a short soft crease, minor indentations. From the rear panel: "In this delightful pastiche, Kerry Greenwood and Jenny Pausacker take nine crime-fiction writers who wrote with flair about food and create a short story in the style of each. Ghosting the pens of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, among others, they lead their sleuths through g... View more info

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GREAT IRISH DETECTIVE STORIES

By: Haining, Peter (Edited by)

Price: $12.75

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010773

ISBN: 0285631462

Condition: Very Good


368pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Small, faint edge-stain to several leaves, else pages clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally sunned on spine (title unaffected). "The unsurpassed Irish talent for story-telling is superbly evident in this anthology of some of the best detective stories by Irish writers to appear over the last 150 years . . . Each story is prefaced by a short... View more info