Rebecca's second book, her collection of short stories (four of them previously published elsewhere), entitled A Knowing Look and Other Stories, is a treat to read. Rebecca presents us with a varied collection, from the poignant first story A Knowing Look - a beautiful, but heart wrenching story set in Africa (it made me shed a few tears) - to a little sci-fi in A Step Too Far, painting a scary future for the mothers among us, then touching on love and loss, separation and a new beginning in As Fast as You Can. Not giving too much away, further stories touch on a little lightly spiced revenge(that'll teach them!), a birds' eye view of the Human, and his artificial dwellings encroaching on `their' natural habitat, as well as stories touching on the human condition in all its hues, including my favourite On the Corner of Clerk Street. That one sent goose-bumps up my spine as it came to a very clever, unexpected conclusion. It's clever work, this!
An excellent collection of short stories and flash fiction, varied in content and eloquently written - and leaving the reader wanting more.