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In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at 1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily packaged but ultimately disposable books that are the ideal literary alternative to a magazine.

Tim Winton's SMALL MERCIES will be one of the first shots and
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Nov 19, 2015 Tanya rated it it was ok
I wanted to use this as my related text (in relation to The Tempest, and the notion of 'discovery'). However, after reading it I did not find this to be substantial enough for a comparative essay...
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Learned not to waste £1 on a book; knew it was small, but this is taking the pee!
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Tim Winton was born in Perth, Western Australia, but moved at a young age to the small country town of Albany.

While a student at Curtin University of Technology, Winton wrote his first novel, An Open Swimmer. It went on to win The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1981, and launched his writing career. In fact, he wrote "the best part of three books while at university". His second book, Shallows
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