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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Collins , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Appearance of Things, Jessica Anderson , 1987 single work short story (p. 9-33)
Dream People, Barbara Hanrahan , 1983 single work short story (p. 36-44)
Reading the Signs, Michael Wilding , 1981 single work short story (p. 47-50)
A Snake Down Under, Glenda Adams , 1979 single work short story (p. 54-56)
American Dreams, Peter Carey , 1974 single work short story (p. 56-70)
The Brush Bronzewing, James McQueen , 1981 single work short story (p. 73-86)
Little Helen's Sunday Afternoon, Helen Garner , 1985 single work short story (p. 89-97)
Sister Ships, Joan London , 1986 single work short story (p. 101-118)
Amateur Hour, Garry Disher , 1986 single work short story (p. 120-128)
A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z, Murray Bail , 1975 single work short story (p. 131-138)
Precious Bane, Gerald Murnane , 1985 single work short story (p. 143-153)
Through Road, Jean Bedford , 1985 single work short story (p. 156-163)
Gates, Barry Hill , 1983 single work short story Making the Island : Three Stories : 3. Gates (p. 167-184)
Ladies Need Only Apply, Thea Astley , 1981 single work short story
On extended leave from her teaching job, a woman in her forties accepts an offer as companion for a reclusive music teacher. Their seclusion, compounded by the monsoonal wet, provokes a contest of strength of will and purpose between them.
(p. 186-213)
The Archbishop or the Lady (for V. B.), Gerard Windsor , 1984 single work short story (p. 218-229)
The Commune Does Not Want You, Frank Moorhouse , 1974 single work short story humour satire (p. 233-239)
Junction, Kate Grenville , 1984 single work short story (p. 243-247)
Wednesdays and Fridays, Elizabeth Jolley , 1981 single work short story humour (p. 252-258)
The List of All Possible Answers, Peter Goldsworthy , 1986 single work short story (p. 261-265)
The Bodysurfers, Robert Drewe , 1983 single work short story

'Haunted by the brutal murder of a local couple, David heads to his weekend shack with his new lover, Lydia, and his children from his recently crumbled marriage. Together they find escape, if only briefly, in the ocean and the bush.

'"The Bodysurfers", the title story of Robert Drewe's classic first collection, is a vivid evocation of love, passion, terror and the beauty of the beach.' (From the publisher's website, 2012 Penguin publication.)

(p. 268-285)

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Works about this Work

y separately published work icon A Text Response Guide to Personal Best Ballarat : Wizard Books , 1992 Z1612094 1992 single work criticism
An Interview with Garry Disher Ralph Wessman (interviewer), 1992 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , May no. 5 1992; (p. 30-35)
Eclectic Short Stories Find Their Way from Australia Nancy Potter , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1990; (p. 133-135)

— Review of Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories 1989 anthology short story ; Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography ; Dislocations Janette Turner Hospital , 1986 selected work short story ; City to City Laurie Clancy , 1989 selected work short story
The Story Behind the Story Jenna Mead , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 114 1989; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography
Untitled John Jiggens , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Summer (1989-1990) vol. 1 no. 5 1989; (p. 28,30)

— Review of Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography
Eclectic Short Stories Find Their Way from Australia Nancy Potter , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1990; (p. 133-135)

— Review of Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories 1989 anthology short story ; Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography ; Dislocations Janette Turner Hospital , 1986 selected work short story ; City to City Laurie Clancy , 1989 selected work short story
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 September 1989; (p. 78)

— Review of Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography
The Authors Pick Their Winners Brian Matthews , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1989; (p. 12)

— Review of Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography
Entrees to the Tastiest Courses Alan Attwood , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 7-8 October 1989; (p. 10)

— Review of Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography
Untitled John Jiggens , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Summer (1989-1990) vol. 1 no. 5 1989; (p. 28,30)

— Review of Personal Best : Thirty Australian Authors Choose Their Best Short Stories Garry Disher , 1989 anthology short story autobiography biography
y separately published work icon A Text Response Guide to Personal Best Ballarat : Wizard Books , 1992 Z1612094 1992 single work criticism
In Their Own Write Giles Hugo , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 28 October 1989; (p. 23)
An Interview with Garry Disher Ralph Wessman (interviewer), 1992 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , May no. 5 1992; (p. 30-35)
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