Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories
Elizabeth Jolley (b.1923 d.2007)
Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories brings together two highly acclaimed collections of Elizabeth Jolley’s short fiction so a new generation of readers can enjoy her unique combination of unsentimental realism and original humour.
Five Acre Virgin and The Travelling Entertainer introduced Jolley as a major Australian talent. She went on to win numerous awards, including The Age Book of the Year Award (three times) and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Five Acre Virgin and Other Stories includes an insightful foreword by Jolley’s long-time agent and friend, Caroline Lurie.