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1 An Invention of Collective Nouns Felicity McLean , 2019 single work short story
— Appears in: Funny Bones 2019;
1 Extract: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone Felicity McLean , 2019 extract novel (The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone)
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , April 2019;
1 3 y separately published work icon The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone Felicity McLean , Sydney : HarperCollins Australia , 2019 14974949 2019 single work novel mystery

'A compulsive, note-perfect debut for fans of The Virgin Suicides and Picnic at Hanging Rock

''We lost all three girls that summer. Let them slip away like the words of some half-remembered song and when one came back, she wasn't the one we were trying to recall to begin with.'

'Tikka Molloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long hot summer of 1992, growing up in a distant suburb in Australia surrounded by encroaching bushland. That summer, the hottest on record, was when the Van Apfel sisters – Hannah, the beautiful Cordelia and Ruth – mysteriously disappeared during the school's Showstopper concert, held at the outdoor amphitheatre by the river.  Did they run away? Were they taken?  While the search for the sisters unites the small community, the mystery of their disappearance has never been solved.

'Now, years later, Tikka has returned home, to try to make sense of that strange moment in time. The summer that shaped her.  The girls that she never forgot. 

'Brilliantly observed, spiky, sharp, funny and unexpectedly endearing, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone is part mystery, part coming-of-age story – with a dark shimmering unexplained absence at its heart. '  (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon This Is a Book! : (No Wifi Needed) Felicity McLean , Georgie Wilson (illustrator), Collingwood : Piccolo Nero , 2017 11466377 2017 single work picture book children's

'This is not – repeat, NOT – an iPad!

'It’s not linked. It’s not synched. There are no lights that blink.

'It’s so BORING!

'. . . or is it?

'Designed to look like a tablet computer, this delightful picture book playfully explores the joy of books in a child’s life.

'This Is A Book! (no wifi needed) will win the heart of every parent frustrated by the battle to limit screen time, and every child who has never known a world without iPads.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Body Lengths : A Story About Growing Up in Bathers Leisel Jones , Felicity McLean , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2015 8859196 2015 single work autobiography

'Leisel Jones is rightly regarded as one of the greatest breaststrokers ever. At just fifteen, she won two silver medals at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000; she went on to win gold at Athens and Beijing, and at London 2012 became the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics.

'For the first time, Leisel candidly describes what it's like to be thrust into the limelight so young. She reveals the constant pressure she was under – from coaches, from the media and from herself – to be perfect. Despite the highs of her swimming stardom, she suffered depression, and at one time planned to take her own life. In London, criticised in the media for her weight, and appalled by the bulling and dysfunction in the Australian swim team, Leisel nevertheless handled herself with great composure. She has emerged with maturity and good humour, having finally learnt how to be herself and live with confidence.

'Body Lengths is the inspiring story of an Australian sporting hero, told with humour, optimism and style.' (Publication summary)

1 Sydney Shares the Crime Light Felicity McLean , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Private Oz James Patterson , Michael White , 2012 single work novel
1 [Review] The Mothers' Group Felicity McLean , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February/March vol. 91 no. 7 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Mothers' Group Fiona Higgins , 2012 single work novel
1 Parties Inspire Heidke to Make Good on Resolution Felicity McLean , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 December - 1 January 2012; (p. 20)
1 Immune to Animal Attraction and Firmly in Control Felicity McLean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 October 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Animal People Charlotte Wood , 2011 single work novel
1 Facing up to Life After the Wiggles Felicity McLean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 June 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Now and Then : The Life-Changing Journey of The Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page , Neil Cadigan , 2011 single work autobiography
1 [Review] The Vanishing Act Felicity McLean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May vol. 90 no. 8 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of The Vanishing Act Mette Jakobsen , 2011 single work novel
1 Untitled Felicity McLean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May vol. 90 no. 8 2011; (p. 41)

— Review of Armani Angels Cate Kendall , 2011 single work novel
1 Walking on a Tightrope Felicity McLean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 April 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Wreckage Michael Robotham , 2011 single work novel
1 Corris Keeps Them Coming Felicity McLean , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 January 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Follow the Money Peter Corris , 2011 single work novel
1 Untitled Felicity McLean , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of The Indigo Sky Alison L. Booth , 2011 single work novel
1 Is the Pen Mightier? Felicity McLean , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11-12 September 2010; (p. 20)
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