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A Collection of Margaret Britts Short Stories Margaret Britt

A Collection of Margaret Britts Short Stories

Margaret Britt

Published August 18th 2015
ISBN : 9780994352118
Paperback
148 pages
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Most of these stories were inspired by an incident or a brief casual meeting with one of the many characters I met during my time in the bush. The Minnamulla Monster, for instance, came about as a result of my sighting in the distance of what IMoreMost of these stories were inspired by an incident or a brief casual meeting with one of the many characters I met during my time in the bush. The Minnamulla Monster, for instance, came about as a result of my sighting in the distance of what I thought was a large creature and that evening the arrival of two travellers who happened to be geologists. During the dry season quite a lot of people passed through on their way to and from the Gulf, and many called in, some welcome and some not. But there were many long days and weeks when there were no visitors at all. There was no television, only a scratchy battery wireless and, if the creeks werent up, a weekly mail truck bringing supplies and a few welcome books from the library on the coast. So really, with a cook and a housemaid to do the household chores, there was nothing much for me to do except write about something that someone had said, or something that had happened. Only McGregor is fact and The Opal partly fact, both set in Scotland during the war years. Mother Love is something usually bestowed on a mothers child, but not always a child... and as for Alfreds Legacy... is that truth or fiction? Perhaps a bit of each. To weave a story around anything heard or seen is what makes life exciting. Margaret Britt.