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“A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.” – Neil Gaiman
This Month's Featured Books
Can't and Won't
Lydia Davis has been universally acclaimed for the wit, insight and genre-defying formal inventiveness of her sparkling stories. The stories revel in and grapple with the joys and constraints of language - achieving always the extraordinary, unmatched precision which makes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Boy Who Could See Death
From Salley Vickers, bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel, comes The Boy Who Could See Death, an enchanting and unsettling collection of short stories. Charming, sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always well written, these are little jewels from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/04/2015
Wrote for Luck
Fifteen short stories, his first collection since 1997 although only five are new. The other ten have been either broadcast and then printed or published in magazines. He is a very fine writer teasing out the idiosyncrasies of his characters...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2015
Six Stories and an Essay
Opening with an essay on how writing has helped the author understand her background and heritage, this short, sharp collection takes us right through her career. Each story has an introduction, impressive and enlightening. But it is the stories themselves...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
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