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The Story: Life: Great Short Stories for Women by Women [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Hislop
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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'[This] has given me more pleasure this year than almost all the rest of my reading put together.' Mariella Frostrup.

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

'Beautiful ... glittering ... The scope is wide, rich and often unexpected ... it blows Bridget out of the water' Independent.

'A rich feast.' Nigella Lawson.

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Life provides infinite shades of light and dark...'

Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and champion of the short story, has chosen her favourite short stories by women writers. Here are prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, national treasures and rising stars.

All the stories in this volume are about life - happy, sad, mundane and extraordinary - it is captured here in all its rich variety.

CONTRIBUTORS: Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Ellen Gilchrist, Dorothy Parker, Doris Lessing, Penelope Fitzgerald, Margaret Atwood, Penelope Lively, Anita Desai, Alice Munro, Elspeth Davie, Penelope Fitzgerald, Alice Walker, A. M. Homes, Anne Enright, Elizabeth Jolley, Jane Gardam, Alison Lurie, Nicola Barker, Jennifer Egan, Muriel Spark, Hilary Mantel, A. S. Byatt, Maggie Gee, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Polly Samson, Helen Simpson and Stella Duffy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 963 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus (26 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781857318
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781857311
  • ASIN: B00DTWHUI6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,239 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Arrived on time and well packaged, but content not as expected, as stories not by Hislop, but chosen by her.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Had to buy it for book club 9 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Rubbish! there seem to be several versions which was not clear when buying. Also don't think buying a short story book in kindle format works as you can't "dip in" as you would with print version.
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