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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 The Day They Shot Edward
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'It is 1916. The Australian community is riven over a referendum to conscript more troops for the killing fields of Europe. Nine-year-old Matthew's family, divided politically and sinking into poverty, reflects the social conflict. Handsome, generous Edward is at the centre of the family friction. Gran hates the war as Edward does, Mother flirts with him to escape the misery of her marriage, and young Matthew adores him.

'As patriotic frenzy takes hold, police informers spy on Edward and track his anti-conscription activities. Sabotage and anarchism are meaningless words to Matthew. Absorbed in childhood fantasies, he is unaware that he too is helping draw the net around Edward. It is left to Matthew's German headmaster to teach him that, like music, people grow with love.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of Henry Rohr for his friendship, his support and his love of the creative spirit
  • Other formats: Also dyslexic edition

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Spectrum , 1991 .
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      Extent: 120p.
      ISBN: 0867863218
    • Henley Beach, Charles Sturt area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,: Seaview Press , 2003 .
      Extent: 131p.
      ISBN: 1740082524
    • Mile End, West Torrens area, Adelaide - South West, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 136p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 2nd January 2018
         

      ISBN: 9781743055199

Works about this Work

Wendy Scarfe : The Day They Shot Edward Kim Kelly , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2018;

'A slim volume but vast in scope, The Day They Shot Edward is a novel that asks who the grownups really are.' 

[Review] The Day They Shot Edward Deborah Robins , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 2 2004; (p. 49)

— Review of The Day They Shot Edward Wendy Scarfe , 1991 single work novel
[Review] The Day They Shot Edward Deborah Robins , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 2 2004; (p. 49)

— Review of The Day They Shot Edward Wendy Scarfe , 1991 single work novel
Wendy Scarfe : The Day They Shot Edward Kim Kelly , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2018;

'A slim volume but vast in scope, The Day They Shot Edward is a novel that asks who the grownups really are.' 

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