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- File Size: 964 KB
- Print Length: 536 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493534246
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E8767XU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm so enjoying reading my way through this eclectic collection. The opening tale by Mandy Berriman, `A Home Without Moles,' is such a delight. It is narrated by the four- or five-year-old Jessika who has her own unique vocabulary of words spelt just has she has heard them; I particularly liked the leaking rainy-hater that her mum had to patch up with chewing-gum. Her baby brother's fection isn't going to get better unless they can move to a home without moles. You'll probably need to read the story for yourself to work that one out.
Frances Gapper's `Babylon' tells us of the home make-over from hell and Jo Lidbetter takes us to the Far East for a disturbing story of the aftermath of war.
Sarah Evans, in `Motherhood,' captures so perfectly the competing emotions of aging parents when their adult daughter returns to the nest like some cuckoo determined on her own ways and oblivious to the disruption she is causing.
In the first of the poems to be included, Mark Aram neatly contrasts the pros and cons of `Home' and concludes:
`Home can follow you around
like a friendly cat
or a heavy rucksack.'
I know this anthology will follow me around until I have devoured all it has to offer; I still have many pleasant hours of reading ahead of me. Why not join me in this wonderful trip through the skilful imaginations of gifted writers and help Shelter in the excellent work they are doing every day writing their own real life stories for homes?
This has been a pleasure to read and has helped to highlight the troubles of those less fortunate. Support the great cause and read some fantastic short stories.
Or one that will make you cry? It's got that too.
Or one that will make you afraid? Boil with indignation? Think 'No!'
It's got it - it's got it - It's got it!
Seriously, this book is packed with stories, written by a selection of very talented writers, that will stir every emotion and make you think. So here's the deal. Buy this and you get a collection of some of the best short stories you could wish to read. Having done so, a very worthy charity gets another donation that might make the difference between someone sleeping out in all weathers or finding safety and cover. For me, who is simply an unconnected avid reader, it was a no-brainer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am really impressed with this collection. To my shame, perhaps, I had not expected the quality and the variety of syles here. I am thoroughly enjoying these.Published on 20 April 2015 by Ms N. Linden
I bought the book to support the cause - all proceeds go to Shelter - but was impressed by the quality and variety of the short stories, which cover all aspects of the theme of... Read morePublished on 8 Dec. 2014 by Kats
Stories for Homes explores the concept of ‘home’ from inspiring perspectives and I’d challenge you to reach the end without having your prejudices challenged or treasuring the... Read morePublished on 6 April 2014 by Loretta Milan
I bought this anthology primarily to support Shelter, but didn't expect such a huge range of beautiful stories. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2014 by Holly C
A fabulous book, and a fantastic idea; there are fantastic stories which at times move you other times prove hilarious. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2014 by Maria
This is the perfect gift throughout the year, not just for Xmas. It is a huge collection with lots of good stories and something to please and awaken every taste, with all the... Read morePublished on 30 Dec. 2013 by BCH13
In these dyspeptic days after Christmas, here is one feast that won't fatten; a collection of short stories around the theme of 'homes', a chocolate box that allows you to indulge... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2013 by Geoffrey Gudgion