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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Bus on Thursday
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I't wasn't just the bad break-up that caused Eleanor's life to unravel. It was the cancer. And the demons that came with it. Freshly single and thoroughly traumatised from the ordeals of breast cancer, Eleanor Mellett starts a new job as a teacher in a remote mountain hamlet. It's certainly peaceful enough, almost too peaceful. But what's become of the previous teacher, the saintly Miss Barker, who has disappeared abruptly under mysterious circumstances? And what's with all those locks on the door? And what the hell is that bus doing idling outside her house late, late at night?

'When the local priest offers to exorcise Eleanor of her 'cancer demon', she probably should have declined. Because that's when all her troubles start in earnest. That's when the visitors come a-knocking.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2018.

      ISBN: 9781760632250
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Farrar Straus and Giroux ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 290p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 18th September 2018 

      ISBN: 9780374110444
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Fleet ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 October 2019

      ISBN: 9780708898802

Works about this Work

The Bus on Thursday Eugen Bacon , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 117 2019; (p. 59-60)

— Review of The Bus on Thursday Shirley Barrett , 2018 single work novel
Markus Zusak : Bridge of Clay LS , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6-12 October 2018;

— Review of The Bus on Thursday Shirley Barrett , 2018 single work novel

'In Markus Zusak’s Bridge of Clay, the five Dunbar young men – Matthew, Rory, Henry, Clayton and Thomas – have, since the death of their mother, Penny, and the abandonment by their father, Michael, formed a wild gang with their menagerie of animals. Brutal and violent to each other, the boys embody the term “toxic masculinity”. When Michael returns after a long absence wanting help to build a bridge, it’s only Clay who responds. His task is also metaphorical as he attempts to restore his fractured family. Matthew, the eldest, narrates the story of the bridge as well as that of the boys’ parents, in flashbacks from their childhoods.' (Introduction)

Shirley Barrett : The Bus on Thursday TM , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6-12 October 2018;

— Review of The Bus on Thursday Shirley Barrett , 2018 single work novel

'When Eleanor gets her dream job as a teacher in Talbingo, a hamlet in the Snowy Mountains, it seems as if all her problems are solved. Clean air and country life are just what she needs to complete her breast cancer recovery, with bonus respite from her indifferent friends and the kindly doctor she tried to pash. Her best friend, Sally, has gone full Bridezilla, and her ex, Josh, has got a new girlfriend – “Delores of the double-D cups” – in record time, and everyone else is implying she brought cancer on herself: “Well, you have always been a stresser.”'   (Introduction)

Shirley Barrett : The Bus on Thursday TM , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6-12 October 2018;

— Review of The Bus on Thursday Shirley Barrett , 2018 single work novel

'When Eleanor gets her dream job as a teacher in Talbingo, a hamlet in the Snowy Mountains, it seems as if all her problems are solved. Clean air and country life are just what she needs to complete her breast cancer recovery, with bonus respite from her indifferent friends and the kindly doctor she tried to pash. Her best friend, Sally, has gone full Bridezilla, and her ex, Josh, has got a new girlfriend – “Delores of the double-D cups” – in record time, and everyone else is implying she brought cancer on herself: “Well, you have always been a stresser.”'   (Introduction)

Markus Zusak : Bridge of Clay LS , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6-12 October 2018;

— Review of The Bus on Thursday Shirley Barrett , 2018 single work novel

'In Markus Zusak’s Bridge of Clay, the five Dunbar young men – Matthew, Rory, Henry, Clayton and Thomas – have, since the death of their mother, Penny, and the abandonment by their father, Michael, formed a wild gang with their menagerie of animals. Brutal and violent to each other, the boys embody the term “toxic masculinity”. When Michael returns after a long absence wanting help to build a bridge, it’s only Clay who responds. His task is also metaphorical as he attempts to restore his fractured family. Matthew, the eldest, narrates the story of the bridge as well as that of the boys’ parents, in flashbacks from their childhoods.' (Introduction)

The Bus on Thursday Eugen Bacon , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 117 2019; (p. 59-60)

— Review of The Bus on Thursday Shirley Barrett , 2018 single work novel
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