A book of short stories from Australia and New Zealand. There are twenty six stories from around New Zealand and Australia. Stories on fishing and Scuba Diving, about the rogues in our society. About Firefighters and Policeman, Soldiers and the man in the street. All stories have a twist in the tale and that would have been the name of this book until some bloke called Jeffery Archer used it first. So hence the name - A Quirky Shade of Tale. The definition of quirky being; "an abrupt or unexpected twist."