The Resource Stories from other places, Nicholas Shakespeare

Stories from other places, Nicholas Shakespeare

Label
Stories from other places
Title
Stories from other places
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Shakespeare
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nicholas Shakespeare's collected stories take us across oceans and continents into the intimate lives of his characters and the dilemmas and temptations they face. The opening novella, 'Oddfellows', tells the little-known history of horrifying events that occurred on 1 January 1915 in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill, where, on the citizens' annual picnic outing, the only enemy attack to occur on Australian soil during the First World War, took them by surprise. The other stories range through India, Africa, Argentina and Canada, and include a magnificent tale of civic folly which sees an unreliable young councillor from the Bolivian mining town of Oruro lose himself in the seductions of Paris while trying to commission a bronze statue of his local hero. All of them showcase Shakespeare's talent for insight and drama, and his fascination with connection and disconnection and cultural misunderstanding
Cataloging source
VHOB
Dewey number
813.6
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Stories from other places, Nicholas Shakespeare
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Oddfellows
  • The white hole of Bombay
  • The princess of the pampas
  • Freshwater fishing
  • The death of Marat
  • The Castle Morton Jerry
  • The statue
  • The orange-bellied parrot
Control code
000055138831
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846559747
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33658997
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)917296037
  • rm33658997

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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