‘To those that have feasted on Joanne Harris’s delightful novel Chocolat, the title of this collection of short stories should give ample hint as to their themes…All of these modern morality tales are well observed and tastily enjoyable’ The Times
‘This stunning collection of short stories (is) about modern relationships – and modern women. Every twist and turn, nuance and delicacy of the mating game is portrayed…Throughout, Gregory’s grasp of the female psyche never errs…It is a significant accomplishment’ Daily Mail
From the Back Cover
Phillipa Gregory is well known for her historical novels, and has become increasingly acclaimed for her tales of contemporary suspense. But in addition she has always written short stories. Many appear in print for the first time in this rich selection.
A TV Chef who specialises in outrageous cakes tempts a monk who bakes bread for his brothers; a surprise visitor invites mayhem into the perfect minimalist flat in the season of good will; a woman explains her unique view of straying husbands; straying husbands encounter a variety of inventive responses. These are just some of the delicacies on offer in this sumptuous box of delights, which will make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates an incisive, original view of life.
PHILIPPA GREGORY is the established writer and broadcaster for radio and television. She holds a Ph.D in eighteenth-century literature from the University of Edinburgh. She has been wridely praised for her historical novels, including 'Earthly Joys, Virgin Earth' and'A Respectable Trade'(which was adapted for BBC television), as well as her works of contemporary suspense. Philippa Gregory lives in the North of England with her family.