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Home Books Fiction Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories

Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories


By Elizabeth Jolley

Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories brings together two highly acclaimed collections of Elizabeth Jolley’s short fiction so a new generation of readers can enjoy her unique combination of unsentimental realism and original humour.

Five Acre Virgin and The Travelling Entertainer introduced Jolley as a major Australian talent. She went on to win numerous awards, including The Age Book of the Year Award (three times) and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories includes an insightful foreword by Jolley’s long-time agent and friend, Caroline Lurie.

ISBN: 9781921361371
Dimensions: B Format: 19.8x12.8cm
Pages: 384
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: Fremantle Press


About the author:

Elizabeth Jolley (1923-2007) was born in the industrial Midlands of England and came to Western Australia in 1959 with her husband. She published twenty-three books, including novels, short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and plays. Celebrated as one of Australia’s major writers, she also established a formidable international reputation, with her books being widely published throughout the world. She received an Order of Australia for services to Australian literature and was awarded honorary doctorates from four universities.