The Home Girls - Text Classics

Author(s): Olga Masters


The Home Girls is a collection of candid, witty stories about rural and suburban life. Set in the mid-twentieth century, these are tales of ordinary people and domestic life. Masters was, as the Advertiser remarked, 'a natural storyteller'. Between the publication of The Home Girls, in 1982, and her death, Olga Masters was acclaimed as one of Australia's finest writers. Her short stories, distinguished by their acute observation of human behaviour, drew comparison with the finest exponents of the form, such as Chekhov.


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Winner of National Book Council Award for Australian Literature 1983.

'She can be both tender and funny, and always there is absolute authenticity of detail, a strong sense of time and place, an effortless depiction of personality.' - Judges' Report, NBC Awards

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General Fields

  • : 9781922079466
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.22
  • : March 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2012
  • : books

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  • : BC
  • : Olga Masters