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Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 A Handful of Ghosts : Thirteen Eerie Tales by Australian Authors
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Hodder and Stoughton , 1976 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Forty-Two Steps Left, Ivan Southall , single work short story horror
The Train from Moondyke, James Menzies , single work short story horror
"Haven't We Met Before?", Hebe Brinsmead , single work short story horror
The Ghost of Gartenschmuck, Colin Thiele , single work short story horror
Point of Contact, Celia M. Syred , single work short story horror
The Tortures of the Damned, David Martin , single work short story horror
The Haunted Hills, Mavis Thorpe Clark , single work short story horror
Room 409, Nance Donkin , single work short story horror
The Ghost of a Calf, Sally Farrell , single work short story horror
The Mirror ​, George Finkel , single work short story horror
Sailors' Graves, Sinclair Buchan , single work short story horror
The Woman of Labu, Olaf Ruhen , single work short story
The Honeysuckle Trap, Barbara Ker Wilson , single work short story horror

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Untitled Eve Pownall , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 62 1977; (p. 33)

— Review of A Handful of Ghosts : Thirteen Eerie Tales by Australian Authors 1976 anthology short story
Untitled Eve Pownall , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , January no. 62 1977; (p. 33)

— Review of A Handful of Ghosts : Thirteen Eerie Tales by Australian Authors 1976 anthology short story
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
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