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Issue Details: First known date: 1984 1984
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Notes

  • Also available as a sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Life Sentence, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 1-21)
Saturday Night Out, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story humour (p. 22-50)
The Party, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 51-53)
Jamie, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 54-62)
Nothing to Do, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 63-68)
Lockout, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 69-80)
Hello Baker, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 81-92)
A Cry for Help, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 93-97)
The Siren, Nigel Gray , 1989 single work short story (p. 98-107)
The Garden, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 108-113)
A Criminal Offence, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 114-122)
London Bridge is Burning Down, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 123-133)
Getting the Bird, Nigel Gray , 1984-1991 single work short story (p. 134-190)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Comprises fourteen stories dedicated to fourteen friends (Author's preface to the 1991 edition).
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sinclair Browne , 1984 .
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 0863000401 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Futura , 1986 .
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 0708831222 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      MacDonald , 1987 .
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 0356125858
Notes:
"Two stories from the original book have been omitted [from this edition] and one ... ['The Siren'] has been added. All the stories have been revised. In some cases this comprised no more than a minor re-polishing, in other considerable re-writing' (Author's preface to the 1991 edition).

Works about this Work

Untitled Alan Alexander , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , June/July vol. 7 no. 6 & 7 1992; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story
The Left in New Australian Short Fiction Edward Watts , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 6 no. 1 1992; (p. 85-86)

— Review of On All Fronts : Australian Stories of World War II 1989 anthology poetry short story extract prose ; Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story ; Australian Short Stories no. 34 1991 periodical issue
Melodrama in the Pacific Theatre Dennis Davison , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 1991; (p. rev 2)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel ; Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story ; Deathwatch Colin Falconer 1991 single work novel
The Games People Play Andrew Peek , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 1991; (p. 9)

— Review of What You Own : stories Thomas Shapcott 1991 selected work short story ; Eating Out S. F. Melrose 1991 selected work short story ; Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story
Crimes of the Dispossessed Jamie Grant , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 135 1991; (p. 47)

— Review of Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story
Untitled Alan Alexander , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , June/July vol. 7 no. 6 & 7 1992; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story
Melodrama in the Pacific Theatre Dennis Davison , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 1991; (p. rev 2)

— Review of A Change of Skies Yasmine Gooneratne 1991 single work novel ; Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story ; Deathwatch Colin Falconer 1991 single work novel
The Left in New Australian Short Fiction Edward Watts , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 6 no. 1 1992; (p. 85-86)

— Review of On All Fronts : Australian Stories of World War II 1989 anthology poetry short story extract prose ; Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story ; Australian Short Stories no. 34 1991 periodical issue
The Games People Play Andrew Peek , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 1991; (p. 9)

— Review of What You Own : stories Thomas Shapcott 1991 selected work short story ; Eating Out S. F. Melrose 1991 selected work short story ; Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story
Crimes of the Dispossessed Jamie Grant , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 135 1991; (p. 47)

— Review of Life Sentence Nigel Gray 1984 selected work short story

Awards

1991 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award Shortlisted for the 1991 revised edition. (Note: This award was known as the Steele Rudd Australian Short Story Award from 1988-2007.)
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