Rachael Treasure: The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare

Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton is a journalist, arts critic and author, based in Melbourne. Her short story awards include second place in

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Life on the farm

Carol Middleton

 

The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare
by Rachael Treasure
Michael Joseph, $29.95 pb, 236 pp, 9781921518560

 

The latest work by bestselling Tasmanian novelist Rachael Treasure is a collection of short stories, written at various stages of her career. At the age of thirteen, Treasure began writing mock Mills & Boon stories with her friends. The influence, and the mocking tone, are still there in the square-jawed heroes with chocolate- (or coffee-) coloured eyes and dark curls, but the stories veer in unexpected directions.

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Published in October 2011 no. 335

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