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Mischief
12 Feb 2015 * HARDBACK * £16.99 * 9781784081027

One of Britian's best loved writers chooses her best short stories from her career at the forefront of contemporary fiction.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 400 pages  Format: 210 x 130 mm
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Death of a She Devil
Why Will No-One Publish My Novel?
After the Peace
Down Among The Women
Female Friends
The Heart Of The Country
Before the War
Habits of the House
Long Live The King
The New Countess
Also by Fay Weldon
Mischief: Fay Weldon Selects Her Best Short Storiesby Fay Weldon

'She's a Queen of Words' CAITLIN MORAN.
'One of the great lionesses of modern English literature' HARPER'S BAZAAR.
'Readable, articulate and fascinating' THE SCOTSMAN.
'Outrageously funny' DAILY EXPRESS.
'Sharp, witty, incisive' THE TIMES.
'Wise, knowing, forthright' INDEPENDENT.

Reviewers have been describing Fay Weldon's inimitable voice for years. Now, here is Fay Weldon in her own words. Choosing and and introducing twenty-one of her favourite short stories written throughout her fifty year career as one of Britain's foremost novelists. Included as a bonus is a new novella, The Ted Dreams, a ghost story for the age of cyber culture, big pharma, and surveillance.

After hard times and odd jobs as a lone parent, Fay Weldon became one of the top advertising copywriters of her generation. She moved to TV drama (writing the pilot episode of the iconic series Upstairs Downstairs) then turned to novels – including the classic The Life and Loves of a She Devil and The Cloning of Joanna May. Fay's sequence of novels about the Dilberne family, which encompasses her Love and Inheritance trilogy and Before the War, draws to a close with this final instalment, After the Peace. Fay's been made a CBE for services to literature and she's currently a Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

'ne of the great lionesses of modern English literature' Harpers Bazaar

'A sparkling river of wit' Mail on Sunday

'Weldon's stories pull no punches' Independent on Sunday

'Weldon at her best ... Times have changed and Weldon is one of the people who have changed them' Kate Saunders, The Times

'It is Weldon's immersion in the real world, and her fascination with changes in fashion, trend and mood, that gives these stories their spirit ... For most women love and lust are synonyms for life. And that, as almost each of these stories shows, is where the mischief comes in' Herald Scotland

'The perfect way to reacquaint yourself with a great writer or discover her for the first time' Bella

'Insightful, emotionally truthful tales rich with female characters' Diva Magazine

'Weldon's voice is the star ... wise, witty and, well, yes, mischievous ... Swiftian, elegant, droll and thought-provoking' Julian Clary, Daily Telegraph

'Magically insistent' Janet Ellis.

'The acclaimed author has chosen 21 of her favourite short stories, spanning her 50-year career, for this enjoyable collection ... Also included is a new novella, The Ted Dreams, a ghost story for our modern age' Choice Magazine.

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