y The Touchstone single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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"For nearly one hundred years Seymour Bazett has been burying 'treasures' in his backyard. His garden is full of the mementoes, keepsakes, trophies, experiences and sufferings that have made up his life. Now there is only one bit of gardening left to do - Seymour is about to bury himself. In digging his grave, however, he has unearthed some of his earlier burials. It is these objects that now conspire to tell the strange stories of how they came to be preserved. ... The Touchstone is peopled with eccentric characters and unlikely happenings tackling the minutiae of life, the grand passions of love and murder and the eternal issues of sex and death." (Book jacket)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1995 .
      Extent: 291p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1863738711 (pbk.)
Alternative title: La pietra di paragone
Language: Italian
    • Rome,
      c
      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fazi , 1999 .
      Extent: 293p.
      ISBN: 8881120925
    • Rome,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fazi , 2004 .
      Extent: 293p.
      ISBN: 8881125048
      Series: y Fazi tascabili Fazi (publisher), 2004 Z1808182 2004 series - publisher novel Publisher's paperback series. Number in series: 51

Works about this Work

Actually, the Rats Hissed Katherine Cummings , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 July 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of Liadhen Ben Winch 1995 single work novel ; And Even the Rats Clapped David Argue 1995 single work novel ; The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
Blokes and Sex Julian Croft , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 1995; (p. rev 8)

— Review of The Lives of the Saints Edward Berridge 1995 selected work short story ; The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
The Treasures of a Lifetime Christopher Bantick , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 June 1995; (p. 22)

— Review of The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
A Visceral History Delia Falconer , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 172 1995; (p. 52-53)

— Review of The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
Actually, the Rats Hissed Katherine Cummings , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 July 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of Liadhen Ben Winch 1995 single work novel ; And Even the Rats Clapped David Argue 1995 single work novel ; The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
Blokes and Sex Julian Croft , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 1995; (p. rev 8)

— Review of The Lives of the Saints Edward Berridge 1995 selected work short story ; The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
The Treasures of a Lifetime Christopher Bantick , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 June 1995; (p. 22)

— Review of The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
A Visceral History Delia Falconer , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 172 1995; (p. 52-53)

— Review of The Touchstone Paul Horsfall 1995 single work novel
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