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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Cranky Ladies of History
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'Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens…

'Throughout history, women from all walks of life have had good reason to be cranky. Some of our most memorable historical figures were outspoken, dramatic, brave, feisty, rebellious and downright ornery.

'Cranky Ladies of History is a celebration of 22 women who challenged conventional wisdom about appropriate female behaviour, from the ancient world all the way through to the twentieth century. Some of our protagonists are infamous and iconic, while others have been all but forgotten under the heavy weight of history.

'Sometimes you have to break the rules before the rules break you.' (Publication summary)


  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Only works written by Australian authors or set in Australia are individually indexed on AustLit.

    This collection also contains the work of the following international authors: Jane Yolen ('A Song For Sacagawea'), Nisi Shawl ('A Beautiful Stream'), Laura Lam ('The Lioness') Joyce Chng ('Charmed Life').


* Contents derived from the Mawson, Woden Valley area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:FableCroft Publishing , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Queenside, Liz Barr , single work short story (p. 1-8)
Due Care And Attention, Sylvia Kelso , single work short story (p. 9-26)
The Company Of Women, Garth Nix , single work short story (p. 27-40)
Look How Cold My Hands Are, Deborah Biancotti , single work short story (p. 41-56)
Bright Moon, Foz Meadows , single work short story (p. 57-72)
Neter Nefer, Amanda Pillar , single work short story (p. 73-86)
The Dragon, The Terror, The Sea, Stephanie Lai , single work short story (p. 87-96)
Theodora, Barbara Robson , single work short story (p. 97-112)
For So Great a Misdeed, Lisa L. Hannett , single work short story fantasy (p. 113-132)
The Pasha, The Girl And The Dagger, Havva Murat , single work short story (p. 133-146)
Granuaile, Dirk Flinthart , single work short story (p. 147-160)
Little Battles, L.M. Myles , single work short story (p. 161-170)
Another Week In The Future, An Excerpt, Kaaron Warren , single work short story (p. 171-182)
Cora Crane And The Trouble With Me, Sandra McDonald , single work short story (p. 183-190)
Vintana, Thoraiya Dyer , single work short story (p. 225-240)
Mary, Mary, Kirstyn McDermott , single work short story (p. 241-260)
Hallowed Ground, Juliet Marillier , single work short story (p. 261-272)
Glorious, Faith Mudge , single work short story (p. 273-320)
Introduction, Tansy Rayner Roberts , single work criticism

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Introduction Tansy Rayner Roberts , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cranky Ladies of History 2015;
Introduction Tansy Rayner Roberts , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cranky Ladies of History 2015;
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