Summer Days

Edited by B.R. Coffey, AM and written by Ron Davidson, T.A.G. Hungerford, Elizabeth Jolley, Simone Lazaroo, and Sally Morgan


A collection of short stories and autobiographical pieces about children by Elizabeth Jolley, Sally Morgan, A.B. Facey, T.A.G. Hungerford, Joan London, Simone Lazaroo, Kenneth Gasmier, Lee Conway, Justina Williams, Pippa Tandy, Faye Davis, Bill Marks, Connie Ellement, Ron Davidson and Julie Lewis.

‘The stories have a strength that derives from their ability to portray the world through the peculiar lens of childhood vision.’ Australian Book Review.

‘This charming collection is full of delights, fictional and non-fictional … slip it into your beach bag and dip into it where the fancy takes you.’ The West Australian.

ISBN 9781921361036 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Short Stories & Anthologies
Pages 248
Publication Year 2007
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    B.R. Coffey, AM

    B.R. Coffey attended the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Murdoch University, and has taught Creative Writing. He has had work published in journals and anthologies and is the former publisher and managing director of Fremantle Press. In 2005 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to Australian literature. Read more

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    Ron Davidson

    Ron Davidson was born into a Perth newspaper family and served his time as a journalist. He failed first-year English at the University of Western Australia three times before giving up and taking a psychology degree. Ron lectured in psychology for twenty years and published academic papers before rediscovering the family knack for storytelling. Meanwhile Ron was having a love affair with Fremantle during his thirty years in a heritage house there. He accumulated stories, characters and places, and the result, Fremantle Impressions, has been hailed as a new way of writing about cities. Read more

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    T.A.G. Hungerford

    Thomas Arthur Guy Hungerford was born in 1915 and grew up in South Perth. He served as a soldier in World War II before travelling to Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force after the war. In 1948 he moved to Canberra, where he worked for the Australian War Memorial and began to write. In 1988 the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for unpublished Australian writers was created in his name. He died in 2011. Read more

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    Elizabeth Jolley

    Elizabeth Jolley was born in the industrial Midlands of England and came to Western Australia in 1959 with her husband. She published twenty-three books, including novels, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and plays. Celebrated as one of Australia’s major writers, she also established a formidable international reputation, with her books being widely published throughout the world. She received an Order of Australia for services to Australian literature and was awarded honorary doctorates from four universities. She died in February 2007. Read more

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    Simone Lazaroo

    Born in Singapore in 1961, Dr Simone Lazaroo moved to Western Australia with her family at a young age. She has won both national and international awards for her novels and been a guest speaker for various literary festivals and community events. Simone supports her literary career by teaching creative writing at Murdoch University. Her book The World Waiting to be Made has been translated into French and Mandarin. Read more

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    Sally Morgan

    Sally Morgan was born in Perth, in 1951. She has published books for both adults and children, including her acclaimed autobiography, My Place. She has also established a national reputation as an artist and has works in many private and public collections. Read more