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ITCHY STORIES, 'The Rural Five' [Editor]:
1 'The Rural Five' [Editor]: ITCHY STORIES
Gippsland, Victoria, Australia Itch Incorporated 1999 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Booklet Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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WALKER ON THE TOP RAIL, (Members of the Society of Women Writers)
2 (Members of the Society of Women Writers) WALKER ON THE TOP RAIL
Western Australia Society of Women Writers (W.A. Branch) 1985 0959114408 / 9780959114409 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
92pp. Book clean. Saddle-stitch, staplebound format. Staples firm, slight inner rust. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. Short stories, poetry and prose by members of the West Australian branch of the Society of Women Writers. Contents commence with 'When a Body', by Audrey Stubbs, and conclude with 'Alchemy - Now and Then', by Edith Adlard. Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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ALCHEMY : Visible Ink 11, (Visible Ink Collective)
3 (Visible Ink Collective) ALCHEMY : Visible Ink 11
Melbourne, VIC, Australia RMIT Professional Writing and Editing/department of Creative Media 2000 0864590695 / 9780864590695 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 memorable terrain." Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, 21 contributions, Notes on the Contributors. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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A TWIST IN THE TALE.   (Signed Copy), Archer, Jeffrey
4 Archer, Jeffrey A TWIST IN THE TALE. (Signed Copy)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340405384 / 9780340405383 3rd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
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. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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5 Atwood, Margaret and Weaver, Robert [Selected by] THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada Oxford University Press 1997 0195412206 / 9780195412208 1st Thus [Corrected] Paperback Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by an author/contributor
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 the cream of Canadian literature, viz: Atwood, Carol Shields, Alice Munro, Matt Cohen, Mavis Gallant, Caroline Adderson, Margaret Gibson and more. Also included are bibliographical references and Index. Book weight approx. 690g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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6 Baker, Denys Val THOMASINA'S ISLAND: A Novella of Cornwall and Other Stories
London William Kimber 1981 0718302788 / 9780718302788 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 other stories. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English, Butlin, Ron (Edited by)
7 Butlin, Ron (Edited by) MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Flambard Press 1997 1873226241 / 9781873226247 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 language of Mauritius, and this is the first anthology of Mauritian writing in English. Twenty-three novelists, short story writers and poets, some writing in English for the first time, have contributed to this pioneering collection . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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8 Clark, Gregory HI, THERE. (Signed Copy)
Toronto, Canada The Ryerson Press 1963 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
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 Toronto, died February 3, 1977. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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9 CLARK, Gregory THE BEST OF GREGORY CLARK. (Signed Copy)
Toronto, Canada The Ryerson Press 1959 1st Thus Hardcover [Original Cloth] Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
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. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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OUT ON A WHIM: Short Stories  (Signed Copy), Contributors (Bayside Night Writers; Editor: Esther Greig)
10 Contributors (Bayside Night Writers; Editor: Esther Greig) OUT ON A WHIM: Short Stories (Signed Copy)
Hampton East, VIC, Australia Bayside Night Writers 2000 0646404997 / 9780646404998 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed and Signed
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 story: Always My Son, by Leeanne Vernon . . . , (28 more short stories follow), About Us: Biographical Notes. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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PENINSULA PENS: An Anthology of Student Writing, Contributors (Introduction by John Hanrahan)
11 Contributors (Introduction by John Hanrahan) PENINSULA PENS: An Anthology of Student Writing
Frankston, Victoria, Australia The Department of Communication and Social Sciences, Frankston College of TAFE 1989 0731669193 / 9780731669196 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
(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 unlisted story, 'Jo and Charlie', by Mary Norton). Book weight approx. 225g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System, Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by)
12 Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by) THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System
Collingwood, VIC, Australia Sleepers Publishing 2006 0975699113 / 9780975699119 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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SONGS OF THE SUITCASE.   (Signed Copy), Dell'Oso, Anna
13 Dell'Oso, Anna SONGS OF THE SUITCASE. (Signed Copy)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Flamingo/HarperCollins Publishers Australia 1998 0732264561 / 9780732264567 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
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 ruled the inner-city dance halls in the 1970s, to the bittersweet ironies of family and the arranged marriages of suburbia, Anna Maria Dell-Oso's collection of writings is passionate, dramatic, earthy and strongly observed." Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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TORPEDO : Volume Two, Flynn, Chris (Editor)
14 Flynn, Chris (Editor) TORPEDO : Volume Two
Middle Park, Victoria, Australia Falcon Vs Monkey, Falcon Wins Pty Ltd 2008 0980403928 / 9780980403923 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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STRANGE PILGRIMS : Twelve Stories, García Márquez, Gabriel
15 García Márquez, Gabriel STRANGE PILGRIMS : Twelve Stories
United Kingdom Jonathan Cape 1993 022403653x / 9780224036535 First U.K. Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 Pilgrims. Book weight approx. 405g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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16 Grant, Esther, Jacobs, Lyn, et al. [Contributing Editors] PENINSULA PENS 2. An Anthology of Student Writing
Frankston, Victoria, Australia Department Of Communication and Social Sciences, Frankston College of Tafe 1990 0731699645 / 9780731699643 First Edition Softcover, 8vo Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 experiences: from humour to crisis-from fantasy to the serious issues of life." Contents include: Intro. by John Hanrahan, and an impressive range of budding, contributing writers. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.92 AUD
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THE STOLEN PARTY : An Anthology of Women's Stories, Green, Veronica (Compiled by)
17 Green, Veronica (Compiled by) THE STOLEN PARTY : An Anthology of Women's Stories
Cambridge, Great Britain Cambridge University Press 1993 0521448069 / 9780521448062 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 biographical information included at the end of the anthology highlight the cultural diversity of the stories, all of which speak of women's experience in the modern world." Book weight approx. 190g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.03 AUD
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RECIPES FOR CRIME, Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny
18 Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny RECIPES FOR CRIME
Ringwood, VIC, Australia McPhee Gribble 1995 0869143247 / 9780869143247 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 gastronomic mysteries, uncovering a slather of great cooking tips along the way. Each story is preceded by a running history of the development of crime-writing . . . a witty and engaging homage to the detective story . . . " Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight 
Price: 84.60 AUD
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GREAT IRISH DETECTIVE STORIES, Haining, Peter (Edited by)
19 Haining, Peter (Edited by) GREAT IRISH DETECTIVE STORIES
London Souvenir Press 1993 0285631462 / 9780285631465 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
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 biography of the writer, and the whole collection cannot fail to provide a substantial feast of enjoyable suspense, intrigue and intellectual challenge." Book weight approx. 560g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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20 Hampton, Susan SURLY GIRLS
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Imprint [Collins Australia] 1989 0732225124 / 9780732225124 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
164pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ['Joyce as Quetzalcoatl', Lorraine Jenyns] card wrapper slightly bumped and edgeworn only. A collection of performance pieces, monologues, poems, stories and fables from contemporary women's culture, some having been previously published in 'Meanjin', et. al. Book weight approx. 260g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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