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Read the opening extract of the brand new Stefanie de Velasco book before its publication on 11/09/2014






Read Extract Free Short Story Collections Book or Novel Online - as well as Sports and Suspense

       
Short Story Collections

Short Stories

In our time-pressured lives short stories are, unsurprisingly, a booming new format. Intense, concentrated and varied. See below for some of our favourite collections.

Stone Mattress Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     


Sometimes you want War and Peace and sometimes something a little thinner! Round here, we love a good short story! A short burst of escapism and perfect for the trip to work. After all a Test Match takes time and a 20/20 can be a lot more fun!

 

Joanna Trollope, novelist and prize judge has said: "Short stories are notoriously difficult to pull off successfully, needing—as they do—to involve the readers during reading as well as to leave them with something to reflect on afterwards, and all in only a few thousand words.”

 

Have a look at these great short stories and if you are an author read on for details of the new Costa Short Story Award, The Scott Prize and the BBC Short story prize that you may want to enter.


 

Finally, here is a link to a list of other short story competitions you may want to consider entering  http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/short-stories/prizes/

 

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TransAtlantic
Colum Mccann
In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland...
 
 
 


The Best British Fantasy 2014
Steve Haynes
A gem of a book, with a hoard of treasure waiting to be unearthed. Some of these exquisite stories will quite literally transport you to another world, one that you...
 
 
 


The Best British Short Stories 2014
Nicholas Royle
This is a book for everyone, whether you furtively snatch your reading time or have the luxury of being able to sink into the welcoming depths of a book for...
 
 
 


Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012
Alasdair Gray
Containing sixteen tales that were published in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly, this collection also includes fifty-seven tales from later books, as well as sixteen new ones.
 
 
 


The Love Object Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien
Edna O'Brien
August 2014 Book of the Month. Whether or not you have previously read any of O’Brien’s works, this is a perfectly sublime book...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


No Man's Land Writings from a World at War
Pete Ayrton
Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, representing all the main participants in the conflict, No Man's Land is a truly international anthology of First World War fiction. Work by...
 
 
 


Chestnut Street
Maeve Binchy
Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in MINDING FRANKIE) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderfully compelling tales: Bucket...
 
 
 


Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11
Maxim Jakubowski
With this collection Maxim Jakubowski showcases the impressive breadth of British crime writing, from cosy tales of detection to noir mayhem and psychological suspense and terror. There are puzzles to...
 
 
 


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