Christina Thompson

Christina Thompson reviews 'The Woodpecker Toy Fact and Other Stories' by Carmel Bird

August 1987, no, 93 01 August 1987
Christina Thompson reviews 'The Woodpecker Toy Fact and Other Stories' by Carmel Bird
About a year ago, when The Woodpecker Toy Fact and Other Stories was just a gleam in its author’s eye, I chanced to hear this very fancifully dressed woman read a story about childhood perception, semantic confusion, and small-town gossip. It was one of those welcome breaks at an academic conference, when we turned our attention from the analysis of art to the thing itself. And it was perhaps th ... (read more)