The Girl in the Freud Museum single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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  • Author's note: For some of the details in this story, I am indebted to Gillian Bouras who kindly visited the Freud Museum at my request and supplied me with pictures and detailed descriptions.

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  • Appears in:
    y Certifiable Truths : Stories of Love and Madness Jane Messer (editor), St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1998 Z310264 1998 anthology short story extract Here is a collection, diverse in its understanding, that moves between the skilful and ingenuous ragged horror of the loss of one's 'right' mind, to more writerly examinations where all the ingenuity of the writer has been utilised. There is little of the self-help book here, nothing of the 'cure' on offer. Some of the writers have experienced madness themseleves, others have imaginatively engaged with the experience, its effects, history or institutions; some of these stories celebrate madness, delighting in the insights and surprises it has to offer. (Publisher blurb) St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1998 pg. 209-224
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    y The Essential Bird Carmel Bird , London Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2005 Z1190499 2005 selected work short story essay biography prose

    Enter the world of a murdered socialite, be consumed by rural madness, be ignited by the longings of an obsessive optometrist, engrossed by unorthodox book-binding, and moved by a heartbreaking meditation on the Oklahoma bombings. With its bewitching language, full of subtle harmonies and rhythms, The Essential Bird takes the reader on a voyage that delights, amazes and fascinates. Carmel Bird weaves fact, fantasy and history into a shimmering fabric of fiction that creates a world of hyper-reality both tender and profound. (Source: back cover)

    London Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2005
    pg. 140-152
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