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Epigraph: A child should always say what's true, / And speak when he is spoken to, / And behave mannerly at table; / At least as far as he is able. - Robert Louis Stevenson
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yA History of the Beanbag : And Other StoriesSusan Midalia,
Crawley:UWA Publishing,2007Z14234572007selected work short story (taught in 1 units)'With photographic precision, author Susan Midalia captures the fleeting beauty, light and darkness to be found in the ephemera of everyday life. From the silences between people and the ordinariness of places, objects and events, she conjures narrative jewels of intelligence and grace. A History of the Beanbag is a short story collection with a difference - a scenic tour of the surprises secrets and fears beneath the cracked veneer of domesticity and suburban complacency.' (Publisher's blurb)Crawley:UWA Publishing,2007