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The Story: Life
26 Sep 2013 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781781857311

THE LIVES OF WOMEN collection from Victoria Hislop's THE STORY, 100 short stories written by women, selected and introduced by one of the nation's favourite novelists.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 368 pages
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The Story: Life: Great Short Stories for Women by Womenedited by Victoria Hislop

'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.

Victoria Hislop is the bestselling author of five novels, including The Island and The Return, and a collection of short stories, The Last Dance and Other Stories. Her books have been translated into 30 languages. www.victoriahislop.com.

'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

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

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

'A rich feast.' Nigella Lawson

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