Hazel Edwards



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Young Adult Fiction: General Store

Generl Store General Store (Finnish)  

Title: 'General Store'

ISBN:0340219173 

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: originally published by Hodder& Stoughton (1977)

Finnish: Kauppiaan Josie (Karisto, Hameelinna) 

Alchemy links to Hazel's e books to buy online. 

E-book: ( late 2021) ' Untapped:Aust Literary Heritage Project'  Link & details

Print: Booktopia  BRIO

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NEWSFLASH:  

Untapped:Aust Literary Heritage Project' releases 'General Store' in digital and print format.

Print version  Booktopia /Brio

Gneral Store (Untapped Project) General Store (Brio) UnTapped project

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The Age's Jane Sullivan  reviews UnTapped Project

UnTapped project Age review

 'General Store' is part of UnTapped Project, partly because an early Finnish translation of Australian children's lit.

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Reading for Kids Gippsland







My First Published Book!

'General Store' (1977) was my first YA novel published by Hodder and Stoughton.

It wasn’t autobiographical apart from the 1960s setting of an Australian country store.

  Real General Store in 1960s.

 'General Store" was also my first translation, into Finnish.
"Since the hippo books turned 40 this year , in interviews I've been asked a few times about my first published book: YA novel 'General Store' (Hodder and Stoughton) 1977 and now out- of- print. I don't usually re-read earlier publications, but since my Scottish cousin Margaret took the trouble to locate an e-bay copy to share with her family, I re-read it. Surprisingly it hasn't dated since the friendship between two very different girls and country life in a struggling general store was authentic with footy teams, fires and family growing up. I'd forgotten so much of the 1960s country detail, and couldn't write that historic setting now without more research.It's 'historic' 'rather than 'dated' because no technology like mobiles needed updating. 'Tech' was not important then.I was 27 when my first book was published. And now I'd probably change the title as many think it is an army rank  *Kendal, Mim and Temporary Fred’ was my second published YA novel with Hodder and Stoughton. Also in Finnish.
Kendall Mim and Temporary Fred Kakkospesan Porukka (Kendall, Mim and Temporary Fred)
Untapped' Australian Literary Heritage Projectis including ‘General Store’ for their 2021 digitalisation project
Buzz Words ezine featured 'General Store'  in 'My First Book' section in  their June 21 , 2021 issue.

General Store today   After my memoir 'Not Just a Piece of Cake;Being an Author' was released,I was invited to speak to students where I had lived as a teenager.

Old school friends took me to the current general store.We had changed and so had it. Important for authors record the essence of a place , in fiction.

Resources: 

Diversity_In_New_Formats_.pdf Diversity_In_New_Formats_.pdf (6.36 MB) Explains why digitalisation of favourite out-of-print books

is culturally relevant.

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Events & Appearances 2023

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2023

PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' starts on first Friday of each month from February, 10am-1pm. North Melb Archives.

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2023

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6th Jan class PROV from 2022

29th SWW Vic  5pm Zoom 'Murder on the Disorientated Express'

FEBRUARY

3rd Feb  PROV  Start PROV 2023

(TBC) 23rd/24th   5 pm  Euroa Library  'Juvenalia Exhibition'

MARCH

3rd March PROV

9th Australian Reading Hour 

(TBC) 23rd - 28th   DARWIN

31st PROV ( substitute for April) 

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MAY

5th PROV 

11th Thurs 5.30 pm OAM Association ; Zoom 'Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author' 

JUNE 

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JULY

7th PROV

AUGUST

4th PROV

SEPTEMBER

1st PROV

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6th PROV

NOVEMBER

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DECEMBER 

1st PROV Mini Launch


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