Who was the laughing, half-demented man in the mirror of the vintage car? What was the creature guarding Willy's aunt's house? Or the pulsing, jelly-like blob in the corner of the elevator? These chilling stories have one thing in common: the unexpected.
Growing up in an Australian country town before World War I, Jackie Hanna and Cushie Moy are carefree and innocent in their love for each other, but Jackie is a dwarf, and his devotion to the beautiful Cushie is condemned by her parents.
Author: (plays) The Uninvited Guest, 1948. (novels) The Harp of the South, 1948, Poor Man's Orange, 1949, The Witch's Thorn, 1951, A Power of Roses, 1953, Pink Flannel, 1955, One-a-Pecker, Two-a-Pecker, 1957, The Good Looking Women, 1961, The Hole in the Hill, 1961, The Ship's Cat, 1961, Uncle Matt's Mountain, 1962, The Road to Christmas, 1962, The Road under the Sea, 1962, The Muddle-Headed Wombat series, 11 vols., 1962-1976, Shaky Island, 1962, Airlift for Grandee, 1964, Ring for the Sorcerer, 1967, The Sixpenny Island, 1968, Nuki and the Sea Serpent, 1969, The Companion Guide to Sydney, 1973, Swords and Crowns and Rings, 1977, Come Danger, Come Darkness, 1978, Playing Beatie Bow, 1980, When the Wind Changed, 1980, The Big Brass Key, 1983, The Sydney We Love, 1983, Missus, 1985, My Sister Sif, 1986, The Tasmania We Love, 1987, Roger Bandy, 1988, Callie's Family, 1988, Things in Corners, 1989, James, 1990, A Fence Around the Cuckoo, 1992, Fishing in the Styx, 1993.
Co-author: (with D'Arcy Niland) The Drums Go Bang, 1956.