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Long and Short Australian Stories

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This is an easy to read collection of Short Stories set in modern Australia. Many of the stories have romantic themes; a few concentrate on human interest.

Unlike the author's previous collections of Short Stories, this volume starts and ends with unrelated, relatively long tales, spanning the years. Some stories, such as 'To Break The Mould', have quite deep and penetrati
Paperback, 164 pages
Published April 11th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Long and Short Australian Stories is made up of twenty different romantic tales, mostly short, sweet and to the point. The first and last are a little longer, delving deeper into different aspects of life, love and family.

I’ve chosen to review the first of these stories, Run While You’re Young:

Rebecca had one year of schooling remaining with her domineering parents pushing her continually, so when Rebecca informed her parents she was in love with Daniel, all they could see was his standing in li
Jul 14, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing
Margaret Sharp is a superlative storyteller, with perfect pitch for the resonant frequencies of fraught human relationships. Her stories, though, are written with a deft hand, clarity of vision, and a choice always to lift up the reader. Emotionally serious, but definitely the antithesis of bleak and depressing. An anodyne to melancholy. Five stars.
Tony Parsons
Dec 21, 2013 Tony Parsons rated it it was amazing
Daniel (farmer) is in love with Rebecca Harris (student). She leaves her mom/dad to be with him at the Riverina. Her parents put out an APB on her. She called her mom to explain. The couple was living with Daniel’s uncle Garry & his G/F Sharon. They got married & had 3 children.

Karen wanted to be a veterinary. Tom her B/F wanted to be a scientist. She got her education, became a vet & a mother.

Vanessa life was her husband Darren. Tania her sister doesn’t like the way he treats Vanes
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

This is the second volume of stories I have read at the request of self published Australian author, Margaret Lynne Sharp. The first, A Taste of Life and Love in Australia contains 28 engaging stories that provide a pleasant afternoon's reading, and this collection is not dissimilar.

There are 20 vignettes of varying length in Long and Short stories of Australia, though most are less than half a dozen pages long. Primarily they feature relationships - sometimes beginning, occasionally ending. Eac
Margaret Sharp
Available in both Paperback and Kindle, this is a new collection of Short Stories set in contemporary Australia, written by Margaret Lynette Sharp, and edited by her husband Ronald Sharp B.E.M., the Sydney Opera House Organ creator.
It differs from the earlier 'Life and Love in Australia' series of four distinct titles in a couple of ways.
In this volume, the first and last stories are relatively lengthy and unrelated to each other.Titles in the earlier, 'Life and Love in Australia' series all fe
S.M. Spencer
Dec 26, 2015 S.M. Spencer rated it really liked it
This is a collection of stories about relationships - most are very short and as such I enjoyed them for a quick read at bedtime when I didn't want to stay up all night!

I've not read a lot of short stories so for me the hardest thing was getting used to the pace ... By that I mean, just getting into who the characters are, and how they relate to each other, and then that's it -- story's over! I think if you are "into" the concept of short stories then you will find these stories to be good--I fo
Oct 20, 2013 Zara rated it really liked it
I loved this book.

It was made up of a number of different stories of varying lengths (hence the title "long and short") about different peoples' relationships and following their dreams in spite of what people might think or try to talk them out of doing.

It was written in a way that made it easy and quick to read. The dialogue between people was well structured and set out.

If you're wanting a light, fun and easy read for those lazy days on the beach or in your favourite reading spot then I recom
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Margaret Lynette Sharp is an award-winning writer. Her work was highly commended during the the 2014 Hurstville Discovery Festival of Community Arts, and published by Hurstville Council in an anthology entitled 'Write Out Loud'. In November 2015 she won a Second Prize, again in the short story section of this same competition, and her title, 'More T
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