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The Story Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories by Victoria Hislop
  

The Story Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories

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100 short stories written by women, selected and introduced by one of the nation's favourite novelists.

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Synopsis

The Story Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories by Victoria Hislop

Witty, heartbreaking, shocking, satirical: the short story can excite or sadden, entice or repulse. The one thing it can never be is dull. Now Victoria Hislop, passionate ambassador for the art of the short story, has collected 100 stories from her favourite women writers into one volume. Here are Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates, well-known feminists and famous wits, national treasures and rising stars. All handpicked by one of the nation's best-loved novelists, there's a story for every mood, mind-set and moment in life. Featuring an all star cast of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Miranda July, Doris Lessing, Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf, The Story is the biggest and most beautiful collectino of women's short fictino in print today.

Reviews

'This huge, beautiful book is a treasure chest ... a collection so good, it's essential'
The Times

'A celebration of female writers with contributions from many of our favourites
Good Housekeeping

About the Author

Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop was our Guest Editor in November 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford, and worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. She is married with two children. Her first novel, The Island, held the Number One slot in the Sunday Times paperback chart for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Victoria acted as script consultant on a 26-part TV adaptation in Greece, which achieved record ratings for Greek television. Victoria was the Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007, and her second novel, The Return, was also a Number One bestseller. The Thread spent nine weeks in the Sunday Times hardback chart, and was widely acclaimed. Her books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Victoria also writes short stories and her first collection, One Cretan Evening, is available as an ebook.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th September 2013

Author

Victoria Hislop

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www.victoriahislop.com/

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Hardback
800 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Short Story Collections
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9781781851166

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