THE URSULA BLOOM BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Ursula Bloom's many short stories appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines. She was at her most prolific in this regard during the 1930s and 1940s, although her short fiction continued to be published (particularly in the London Evening News) until the early 1970s. The mid-Twentieth Century was something of a golden age for short stories, and like many of her contemporaries she flourished within the healthy market and public taste there was back then for short fiction, selling her work to numerous periodicals. Crazy Quilt, a hardbound book collection of some of her stories, was published by Hutchinson in 1933, but the vast majority Bloom's short fiction remains unreprinted. I have arranged below by publication source all the short stories I have been able to track down so far in newspapers, magazines and book anthologies. A number of these I unearthed while doing research at the British Library Newspaper Library in Colindale, North London. Please bear in mind that the titles listed here that appeared in Australian periodicals are for the most part syndicated reprints of stories previously published in the U.K. As I continue my bibliographic research I hope to ascertain the provenance of these stories in British periodicals. It's worth noting also that while consulting Australian publications that have been digitised on the Trove website, I also came across several serial stories (which typically ran for five consecutive issues of a periodical), feature articles and numerous poems by Bloom, in addition to the stories I have listed here.

THE ADELAIDE CHRONICLE (Adelaide, South Australia)
The Justice of Things, October 17, 1929
Marriage Morning, January 12, 1933
No Lady's Man, April 5, 1934
Chance Meeting, May 17, 1934
A Valentine for Linda, May 31, 1934
Pretty to Watch, October 4, 1934
Pot Pourri, November 22, 1934
Old House, December 29, 1938

ANSWERS
Green Jade, December 20th, 1930
The Old Magic, February 14, 1931
Make Believe, April 11, 1931
Life Isn't a Game, October 10, 1931

THE ARGUS (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
The Last Fir Tree - A Christmas Story, December 24, 1937

THE AUSTRALASIAN (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
The Barrier, September 11, 1937

THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
All Lies, June 10, 1933
Emotional Experience, July 29, 1933
A Busload of Thoughts, February 3, 1934
Not Always What They Seem, March 3, 1934
The Summer House, March 24, 1934
Musical Party, April 7, 1934
Turn of the Tide, May 5, 1934
The Last Cruise, June 9, 1934
Courageous Stuff, September 22, 1934
Time to Kill, December 29, 1934
Bridesmaid, February 2, 1935
To Be Or Been?, March 9, 1935
Festival of the Cherry Blossom, February 29, 1936
The Phantom Third, November 21, 1936
A Holiday Alone, November 28, 1936
Flowers From Freda, March 13, 1937
This Easter Day, March 27, 1937
Coronation Souvenirs, May 15, 1937
Take Me To Paris, October 2, 1937
Child Called Crystal, July 30, 1938
Honeymoon, February 17, 1940
All Is Not Gold, August 17, 1940
The Thane Tradition, January 11, 1941
Diamonds For His Wife's Celebration, May 17, 1972

THE AUSTRALIAN WORKER (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
The Witness for the Defence, October 1, 1930
Third Road to Riches, December 3, 1930
The Closed Door, July 22, 1931
Yellow Streak, November 4, 1931
The Crocodile, October 7, 1936
Circles, November 11, 1936

BRITTANNIA AND EVE
Silver Wedding, February 1940
That Ye Be Not Judged, May 22, 1940
The Thane Tradition, August 1940
Here Comes the Lady, January 1948
Spring Cruise, April 1948

CASSELL'S MAGAZINE OF FICTION
Intuition, March 1923

THE CENTRAL QUEENSLAND HERALD (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia)
It Don't Seem Right At Christmas, December 25, 1947

COOTAMUNDRA DAILY HERALD (New South Wales, Australia)
Locked Out, July 23, 1937
The Witch Bowl, December 17, 1937

CORONET BOOK FOR GIRLS (Published by Sampson Low, 1957)
Three Girls Come to Town

CRAZY QUILT: A VOLUME OF STORIES (Published by Hutchinson, 1933)
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THE DAILY HERALD (Queensland, Australia)
The Maestro, July 2, 1937

THE DAILY MAIL
This "Ideal" Business, December 27, 1928
Women Do Not Forget, August 10, 1929
The Garden of Failures, October 2, 1929
The Greatest of the McGarths, October 26, 1929
The Glamorous Eyes of Youth, December 31, 1929
Mother Love, February 11, 1930
Love - 30, August 16, 1930
Thing of Chance, November 19, 1930
Colours, June 22, 1933
The Trees Made Answer, May 18, 1934
The Blind Who See, May 25, 1934
The Earth Was Good, May 1, 1935
Blind Faith, April 2, 1936
Channel Crossing, September 21, 1936
When Ships Were Made of Wood, May 6, 1937
Good Theatre, June 12, 1937
Remembrance, June 30, 1937
Crown of the Year, August 28, 1937
Debt Paid, August 9, 1938

THE DAILY NEWS (Perth, Western Australia)
It Happened One Day, August 30, 1939

THE DAILY STANDARD (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
The Lavender Lady, November 17, 1934

THE EVENING NEWS
But Men Don't Understand, April 1, 1939
Fair Game, April 22, 1939
The Secret She Kept, May 24, 1939
Sentence Deferred, June 3, 1939
Little Wooden Bear, July 8, 1939
Bull in a China-Shop, September 2, 1939
Flower-Talk, September 12, 1939
Piccadilly Santa, December 24, 1941
Orange Girl, February 7, 1945
The Fixer, April 7, 1949
Kitchen Call, April 10, 1950
Gone Away, September 25, 1950
Two of a Kind, November 2, 1950
House to Spare, February 12, 1951
Such a Nice Old Lady, March 21, 1951
On View To-Day, July 16, 1952
Grand Harbour, May 6, 1954
They Remind, July 22, 1954
Paper Roses, August 11, 1954
Milky Way, August 27, 1954
An Answer, Do!, September 29, 1954
In a Soup!, October 25, 1954
The Backbone, August 26, 1955
Kissing Don't Last, November 1, 1955
The Old Home, February 9, 1956
Aunt Marion Goes Dutch, November 16, 1959
In the Shadow of Nelson, February 17, 1960
Shadow Friends, May 26, 1960
At Dawn They Fly, July 21, 1960
Voila, Zee Lunch!, December 31, 1960
Easter Offering, March 29, 1961
Life is the Same, April 13, 1961
Curtain Up, June 6, 1961
The Scowl, July 20, 1961
The Cat Liked Me, March 17, 1962
You Two Should Meet, April 19, 1962
All in the Picture, June 20, 1962
Stepping Stones, October 13, 1962
The Verdict, December 29, 1962
White Hyacinths, March 22, 1963
Job of a Lifetime, April 11, 1963
Dark Strangers, April 29, 1963
Where the Heart Is, June 18, 1963
Out of his Cage, July 24, 1963
The New Day, August 30, 1963
Gateway of Dreams, September 16, 1963
Tide of Life, October 25, 1963
People Change, January 7, 1964
What's Cooking?, February 6, 1964
True to Pattern, April 10, 1964
Morning After, May 20, 1964
A Gull's Footprint, June 30, 1964
For the Memory, July 24, 1964
Give a Man His Head, September 1, 1964
Johnny Pop-Up, September 29, 1964
No Right Turn, November 14, 1964
Sugar Mummie, January 27, 1965
There is the Past, February 20, 1965
A Dream is Always a Dream, March 26, 1965
Just a Gypsy Girl, May 13, 1965
This Way Out, July 20, 1965
I Couldn't Come Back, September 17, 1965
One of the Family, November 11, 1965
You Can't Act, January 14, 1966
The Little Orange Tree, April 14, 1966
Not All Foxes Bite, June 1, 1966
So, I go to Provence, July 13, 1966
This is my World, August 31, 1966
Collar and Thumb, November 19, 1966
Little Foal, December 10, 1966
On to a Good Thing, May 10, 1967
All in the Teacups, October 10, 1967
So Like a Woman, November 3, 1967
The Brown Owl, December 14, 1967
The Little Lamb, January 19, 1968
Cuckoo, March 12, 1968
One Good Turn, April 10, 1968
Lady Bountiful, July 26, 1968
Aunt Jean Disliked..., September 28, 1968
Exchange is no Robbery, August 30, 1969
A Legacy For Me, January 15, 1970
I Never Met Mr. Piggot, March 9, 1970
No Place Like Home, August 8, 1970
The Message, September 7, 1970
The Exchange, December 31, 1970
Seeing is Believing, March 13, 1971
Uncle Tobias, July 17, 1971

THE EXPRESS AND TELEGRAPH (Adelaide, South Australia)
The Last Bus Home, June 21, 1922
Amy's Rose Day, September 11, 1922
A Trick of the Train, October 22, 1922
The Might Have Been, June 27, 1923

FILMS AND FICTION
Brim Him to the Point, November 22, 1932
The Little House of Dreams, November 29, 1932

GLOUCESTER JOURNAL
One Christmas Morning, December 22, 1934

HUON TIMES (Franklin, Tasmania, Australia)
The Atonement, April 27, 1926

HUTCHINSON'S ADVENTURE-STORY MAGAZINE
The Lesson, January 1927

HUTCHINSON'S MYSTERY STORY MAGAZINE
A Son to Worship at His Tablets, February, 1927
To Be Continued, February 1927

JOHN O' LONDON'S
The Refugee Doll, March 3, 1960
The Disobedient Children, July 12, 1962
A Star To Steer Her By, October 4, 1962
The Kiss of Peace, November 15, 1962
The Jew, November 29, 1962

KING ISLAND NEWS (Currie, Tasmania, Australia)
A Second Chance, April 11, 1928

THE LAND (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Banns of Marriage, July 22, 1927

THE LONGREACH LEADER (Queensland, Australia)
There Really is a Father Christmas, December 4, 1940

THE MAIL (Adelaide, South Australia)
The Girl in Green, August 12, 1922
You Can't Step Back, August 3, 1940

THE NEW STRAND
Princess of the Blood Royal, December 1961

THE NEWS (Adelaide, South Australia)
Laughter of a Lorelei, June 28, 1938

THE NOVEL MAGAZINE
Love is the Sweetest Thing, April 1934
Time to Kill, June 1934
Trafalgar Square, August 1934
Candleflame, December 1934
It Wasn't Jealousy, October 1936
Falling Leaves, October 1937

THE PASSING SHOW
Elephants in the Garden, July 2, 1932
I Part With This - I Part With You, September 24, 1932
Mixed Grill, November 12, 1932
Little Old Lady, January 14, 1933

PICTORIAL WEEKLY
Here Comes the Bride, July 21, 1928

PRINTERS' PIE
Snow, December 1939

THE SMART SET
No Room for Such, December 1924
Baby Was Bad, February 1925
The Island That Wasn't, March 1925
Black Cats for Luck, June 1925

THE STAR
Old Pig, November 14, 1938
The Little Madonna, December 24, 1938
The Life-Giver, July 19, 1939
Adventure in August, August 10, 1939
Under Bow Bells, November 6, 1940
Return to Beauty, September 14, 1946
The Last Guest at the New Year Party, December 31, 1946
A Place in the Plane, March 18, 1947
Miss Dene's Day Out, June 13, 1947
Escape to Sunshine, March 5, 1955
Admiral's Daughter, June 18, 1955
The Lime Tree, July 30, 1955
Carmina & Pepe, September 17, 1955
The Wise Old Tree, October 8, 1955
Girl in the Kiosk, November 5, 1955
Love in a Mist, November 26, 1955
Red Roses, January 14, 1956
A Girl in Two Minds, March 3, 1956
Springtime & Anne, April 2, 1956
Uncle Walter's Will, June 2, 1956
A Tip for Giovanni, July 14, 1956
Haunting Face, September 22, 1956
Orchids for Angela, October 13, 1956
Rosemary for Remembrance, January 12, 1957

THE SUN (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
His Wedding, August 14, 1932
Reprieve, February 11, 1940
Triumph, February 18, 1940
Breaking Point, July 7, 1940
Grandmother Made It, June 15, 1941
But Men Don't Understand, August 31, 1941

THE SUNDAY MAIL (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Betty Goes Bull Fighting, March 31, 1935
Sentence Deferred, August 27, 1939
The Life Giver, June 2, 1940
Men May Not Remember, June 30, 1940
Little Wooden Bear, July 21, 1940

THE SUNDAY TIMES (Perth, Western Australia)
The Old Fiddle, March 20, 1932
The Cocktail Shaker, October 22, 1933

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (New South Wales, Australia)
Mountain Magic, July 16, 1940

TABLE TALK (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Go Blonde For Him!, February 28, 1935

THE TELEGRAPH (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
The Apple Tree, April 6, 1935
Christmas Visits the Convent of the Sacred Heart, December 22, 1939

THE TOWNSVILLE DAILY BULLETIN (Queensland, Australia)
Marriage Morning, February 8, 1933
Venetian Nights, June 8, 1935

THE 20-STORY MAGAZINE
Funeral March of a Puppet, May 1930
Sonata, August 1930
His Promise - Her Promise, February 1931
His Wedding, May 1931
Gay Ghost, June 1931
The Hands, July 1931
Bright Harlequin, August 1931
At Christmas Time, January 1932
All Lies, September 1932
Pre Nol, January 1933
Emotional Experience, February 1933

THE VIOLET MAGAZINE
Second Best, No. 80, September 18, 1925

THE VOICE (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Room For Two, June 7, 1952

THE WINDSOR MAGAZINE
Taking Her Pension, December 1934

WOMAN'S REALM
Bonnet Over the Windmill, September 27, 1958

THE WORLD'S NEWS (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
The Green Lady, May 29, 1935
Her Chance, June 26, 1935
Peace in Our Time, November 13, 1935
Dead Eyes, June 12, 1943

 

 

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