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Descant for Gossips

(1960)
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This stylish reissue of one of Thea Astley's finest early novels is a classic story of small-town life. Two schoolteachers are drawn to each other by their concern for a lonely young girl. As long as Vinny Lalor could remember she had been on the fringe of things - in her family and at school. But as the final term of the year progresses, rumor and malice mount against Vinny and her two teachers, sweeping them toward scandal and, for one of them, disaster. A Descant for Gossips was Thea Astley's second novel, released in 1960 in England and Australia. In 1983 it was adapted for television by the ABC.

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Hardback Editions

April 1988 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Descant for Gossips
Author(s): Thea Astley
ISBN: 0-947072-27-6 / 978-0-947072-27-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Descant for Gossips (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Thea Astley
ISBN: 1-4596-9688-3 / 978-1-4596-9688-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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April 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: A Descant for Gossips (UQP Modern Classics)
Author(s): Thea Astley
ISBN: 0-7022-5355-3 / 978-0-7022-5355-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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January 1987 : Australia Paperback

Title: A Descant for Gossips
Author(s): Thea Astley
ISBN: 1-86340-077-X / 978-1-86340-077-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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October 1983 : Australia Paperback
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Title: A Descant for Gossips
Author(s): Thea Astley
ISBN: 0-7022-1843-X / 978-0-7022-1843-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Descant for Gossips (UQP Modern Classics)
Author(s): Thea Astley
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA