Suspense and Obscurity
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cation Data: Dettman, Joy. Diamonds in the mud and other stories. ISBN: 978-1-7433-4564-1. 1. Short stories, Australian – 21st century. 5 pt Times by Midland Typesetters.
cation Data: Dettman, Joy. The characters in this book are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Papers used by Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd are natural, recyclable products made from wood grown in sustainable forests. The manufacturing processes conform to the environmental regulations of the country of origin.
Now, for the first time, Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories is the complete collection of Joy Dettman's exquisite short stories.
It is a huge space of no space where she works with strangers, making calls to strangers, selling the unsaleable. Students and pensioners work beside her, manning the phones. smoker pack cleave, leave their butts on the roof at lunchtime. The Greenies bunch, eat greens, speak conservation. Sally sits with the leftovers, with old Ron, and the youth with pimples, with big Sue, and a lady with varicose veins. Her work area is small, her salary is small, Sally James is small, but her dreams are not. She has come to big, bad Melbourne to find love.
This is a book to keep and treasure - you'll want to read it again and again. Now, for the first time, Diamonds in the Mud and Other Stories is the complete collection of Joy Dettman's exquisite short stories. Sun-HeraldAt the beginning of her writing journey, Joy Dettman's charming, irascible, melancholy, wisecracking.
The non-crime stories in The Hunter and Other Stories are good enough to make one wonder what a different kind . And then I saw Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon.
The non-crime stories in The Hunter and Other Stories are good enough to make one wonder what a different kind of writer Hammett might have become had he published these stories before he began to make a living with crime fiction. My understanding of who Dashiell Hammett was and his writing had to wad until the mid-1970s, when a number of his books were republished.
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Mud and Other Stories contains six engaging fiction stories and provides comprehension questions, discussion activities and guidance for parents. The stories in the book feature words that are spelled regularly, and can be sounded out with the 42 letter sounds first taught in Jolly Phonics. At every stage the words are within the reach of children as they use their letter sound knowledge and tricky words already taught. All the tricky words and letter sounds used are shown at the beginning of the book. Light type is used as a guide for any silent letters, such as /b/ in lamb.
Suspense and Obscurity