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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 A Taste of Cockroach
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'Here is a journey that begins with a shuddering disaster in the Himalayas, and ends with an ill-starred romance on Mars. In between are adventures down the rivers of Cambodia and Laos, battles with bulls in Australian country towns, encounters with French agents, freelance photography assignments, handbag-snatchers in Naples, thong-flingers in Rangoon, bread queues in Afghanistan, and more' (Source: back cover blurb).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Offer, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
Baillie describes some of his experiences travelling in Nepal with friends in the 1960s.
(p. 1-6)
The Domestic, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
Mary Ann comes to work as a domestic in Sophie's aunt's house in Balmain. She brings her two children, and a secret plan to help the children's father escape from the nearby Cockatoo Island prison.
(p. 7-32)
The Gold Buddha, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
'Having recovered from malaria, Yvette, a young French girl, is in the city of Luang Prabang with her greedy and unscrupulous Uncle Henri when the Haw bandits arrive. Uncle Henri thinks he can trick the monks and a young Lao hero into giving him their precious statue, the Pha Bang, for "safe-keeping," but he is tricked in turn' (Source: The Source).
(p. 33-66)
The Bull, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
'When playing chicken with a bull a boy, Mon, has to overcome his fear to rescue his new friend Dave' (Source: The Source).
(p. 67-88)
Taste of Cockroach, Allan Baillie , single work short story
'A young man, keen to try everything, foolishly catches a bus into war torn Laos despite warnings from those wiser than he. He is nearly shot, saved only by a fellow traveller, but despite this scare shows he has learnt nothing' (Source: The Source).
(p. 89-99)
Snap, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
In Cambodia, a freelance photographer looking for a great shot encounters a man with one leg.
(p. 101-114)
Snatch, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
On a trip overseas, a girl has her handbag snatched by thieves who escape on a scooter. The girl pursues the thieves, but eventually loses them. As the thieves examine her possessions, they wonder why she was so upset.
(p. 115-124)
Only Ten, Allan Baillie , single work children's fiction children's
Hussein is a ten-year-old refugee. At school in Australia, his classmates try to work out why he acts so strangely. As they get to know him better, they start to understand, and to treat him more kindly.
(p. 125-134)
Rebel!, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
In Burma in 1990, Aung San Suu Kyi won an election, but the ruling military junta refused to acknowledge the result. Author Allan Baillie heard a story about a real incident of rebellion that occurred that year, an incident in which a thong was thrown at a military officer. 'Rebel!' is based on that story.
(p. 135-140)
The Bed-Sitter, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
'An Asian boy and an Australian girl are to be separated at the end of their senior schooling because of family expectations but not before an act of defiance' (Source: The Source).
(p. 141-149)
The Pencil, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult
'A frightening story of life for women in Afghanistan under the rule of the "Beards", the Taliban, told from the perspective of a young girl. Caught with a stub of carpenter's pencil and threatened by an old man with execution, she nevertheless continues going to a secret school for girls' (Source: The Source).
(p. 151-164)
The Outcast, Allan Baillie , single work short story young adult science fiction
'On Mars people can be different beyond sex or race. Like the currency lads and lasses of early Australia, second generation humans born on Mars are very different to 'Earthlings'. Can Alice and Weyen ever form a bond across this divide?' (Source: The Source).
(p. 165-177)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2005 .
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      Extent: 176p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 0143003372

Works about this Work

[Review] A Taste of Cockroach Marlene Dullard , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 3 2005; (p. 17)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
[Review] A Taste of Cockroach Christopher Thompson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 13 no. 3 2005; (p. 40-41)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
[Review] A Taste of Cockroach Neville Barnard , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 20 no. 4 2005; (p. 40)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
[Review] A Taste of Cockroach Clare Way , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 49 no. 3 2005; (p. 39)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
For Younger Readers Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 May 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
Seeing Life in Inspired Ride on the Wild Side Ronni Phillips , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 May 2005; (p. 16)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 May 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
For Younger Readers Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 - 22 May 2005; (p. 8)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
[Review] A Taste of Cockroach Clare Way , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 49 no. 3 2005; (p. 39)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
[Review] A Taste of Cockroach Neville Barnard , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 20 no. 4 2005; (p. 40)

— Review of A Taste of Cockroach Allan Baillie , 2005 selected work short story
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