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The Bus on Thursday

(2018)
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Freshly single and thoroughly traumatised from the ordeals of breast cancer, Eleanor Mellett starts a new job as teacher in a remote mountain hamlet. It's peaceful. Almost too peaceful. And what's become of the previous teacher, the saintly Miss Barker, who has disappeared abruptly under mysterious circumstances? And what's with all those locks on her front door? And what is that bus doing idling outside her house late at night?

When the local priest tries to exorcise Eleanor of her 'cancer demon', he seems to have unleashed a host of other demons set to torment her. But it's the discovery of Miss Barker's body in the Pondage when things really start to go awry.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Shirley Barrett has crafted a quirky, one-of-kind, wild ride of a novel with demons, kangaroos, a missing school teacher, a remote town where things are strangely off-kilter, and wonderfully bizarre cast of characters. The Bus on Thursday is a darkly funny and deeply unsettling novel you'll devour in one sitting." - Jennifer McMahon

"Bursting with raucous energy, while anchored in seriousness, The Bus on Thursday is an intoxicating horror-humor romp." - Jeff VanderMeer


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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-7088-9879-3 / 978-0-7088-9879-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fleet
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-7088-9880-7 / 978-0-7088-9880-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fleet
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : Paperback

Title: The Bus on Thursday (16pt Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-369-30600-7 / 978-0-369-30600-5
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 1-76063-225-2 / 978-1-76063-225-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bus on Thursday: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 0-374-11044-1 / 978-0-374-11044-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 1-5288-4112-3 / 978-1-5288-4112-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 1-5288-4888-8 / 978-1-5288-4888-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bus on Thursday: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
ISBN: 1-250-29813-X / 978-1-250-29813-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: Fleet
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bus on Thursday: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Barrett
Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA