Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

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

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NEWSFLASH:  

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

Gneral Store (Untapped Project)

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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 2022

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2022

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

Flexibility to go online.

JUNE

3rd   10 am -1pm PROV  North Melbourne 

4th    OAM dinner 

5th   4pm Filming doco panel

JULY

1st  PROV   10 am North Melbourne 

17th Eltham Bookshop 3pm  'Inside Story' panel & signings

AUGUST

2nd  11am Launch Recollections. Hawthorn Community House 

5th PROV   North Melbourne 

23-25th  BRISBANE  'Hijabi Girl the Musical' Premiere of Larrikin Puppets 

SEPTEMBER

9th 10 am PROV Survivors Zoom 

18th Witty Women Lunch: Hazelnuts


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