From dwarves to giants

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  • Published 20100601
  • ISBN: 9781921656163
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

A SUMMER EVENING on the veranda of the old Minmi pub, a cooling uphill breeze, the beers cold and poured with the perfect head by publican Bill. It’s the early 1970s and I am here as half of a ‘blow-in’ couple, residents of only five years’ standing in this ex-coalmining village: two hundred people, one pub, one post office, no shop.

Pete stops by our table, fresh schooner of Old in hand and fresh news to tell.

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Sharyn Munro

Sharyn Munro is a freelance writer, award-winning short-story writer and literary activist, who aims to reach beyond the converted with her personal form of...

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