From the Preface:



"When I first began this work, my aim was to provide a simple chronicle of my family, a potted history for my great nephews and nieces who had little knowledge of how their forebears had come to the Antipodes. The truth was I lacked much knowledge of those forebears myself. I did not know what I was to encounter. I began with a few resources but quickly found I needed many more. And the story expanded. I found I was no longer writing a chronicle; instead, I was telling the story of people with faith, people who came from a history of discrimination and prejudice who sought the freedom to worship as they saw fit in new lands ... As a writer, in assembling this work I began to discern stories that I had no or insufficient facts to be able to recount as history, so I took the liberty of imagining scenes to help illuminate unknown or undocumented aspects of events. These small fictions are simply that, though supported by research into time and place. The work stands as an example of writing practice combining fiction and non-fiction techniques. What I wanted to demonstrate was that biography, history and fiction can co-exist in narrative ... Since I also teach publishing and editing, I have also completed this work as an example, an artefact, of editorial and publishing practice. The book has been typeset and laid out by me using InDesign, a professional design and production tool for the publishing industry, and follows Australian editorial conventions as set out in the Commonwealth of Australia Style Manual (2002) ... The index follows Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers conventions. Lastly, the book is printed using environmentally acceptable paper."


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eBook edition available here

The dirty little dog
Jeremy Fisher's new book, The Dirty Little Dog, was published in May, 2016.
Read the review in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald here.
Read more reviews here.

Buy the book from these great bookshops:

The Bookshop, Darlinghurst

Readers Companion, Armidale

Hares and Hyenas, Melbourne

What people are saying about Jeremy Fisher's writing:

Music from another country:

"... a moving story about masculinity, families and courage." -- Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald

How to tell your father to drop dead:

"... a testament to Fisher's storytelling abilities." -- Jay Daniel Thompson, Australian Book Review

"... Fisher's latest contribution to gay literature, specifically Australian gay literature, is noteworthy." -- Dallas John Baker, Text




eBook available here: The Dirty Little Dog eBook

email: fatfrogbooks[at]bigpond.com

Postal orders can be sent to:
Fat Frog Books, PO Box 229 Haberfield NSW 2045 Australia. Cheques payable to Jeremy Fisher Publishing Services ABN 30 617 885 472 t/a Fat Frog Books.

At The Bookshop, Darlinghurst
Jeremy Fisher signs copies of the book at The Bookshop, Darlinghurst (photo courtesy Les MacDonald).



At the launch of Music from another Country
Peg Trompf, Jack Mundey and Mick Tubbs at the launch of Music from another Country
at Taylor Galleries, 116 Smith Street, Summer Hill
on 10 October 2010