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The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

by: Rudyard Kipling

 

This is a fascinating selection of Kipling's most famous short stories, bringing together the very best of his work. "Life's Handicap" reflects his experiences of India, and contains two horror stories which permeate the collection with an air of haunted destinies. Delusions and obsessions, past...


ISBN: 9781853261794

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Classic, Short stories

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Liar's Landscape: Collected Writing from a Storyteller's Life

Liar's Landscape: Collected Writing from a Storyteller's Life

by: Malcolm Bradbury

 

'What is written lives far longer than we do - or so we would like to think.' From unfinished novel to unsent letters, from prose to play, from Macclesfield to the New Year's Honours List, "Liar's Landscape" is evidence of the late great author's versatility, wit and passion for the written word....


ISBN: 9780330435321

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany's

Nothing Bad Ever Happens in Tiffany's

by: Marian Keyes

 

Every book tells a story And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935, and that continues to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin....


ISBN: 9780141022710

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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The Migration of Ghosts

The Migration of Ghosts

by: Pauline Melville

 

Souls are on the move in this collection of short stories. One South American president takes a sentimental astral journey round the scenes of his ruthless rise to power before being buried by an ungrateful nation; while a discerning parrot tours world cultures and learns about Christianity.


ISBN: 9780747536758

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Brilliant Careers: The Virago Book of 20th Century Fiction

Brilliant Careers: The Virago Book of 20th Century Fiction

by: Ali Smith

 

This volume presents 101 short pieces of writing, with one piece per year from 1900 to 2000 to represent women's writing during this century. The collection contains properties for each decade and covers 100 years in miniature.


ISBN: 9781860497018

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Constitutional

Constitutional

by: Helen Simpson

 

Deeply funny and thoroughly entertaining, Helen Simpson's new book of short stories deals with - among other things - time and change. As they chart tantrums, funerals, pregnancy, war and love affairs, these stories unroll with piercing wit and sympathy. One woman finds grief for her lost lover...


ISBN: 9780224077941

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Heavy Water and Other Stories

Heavy Water and Other Stories

by: Martin Amis

 

A collection of short stories by one of Britain's best-known literary novelists. These stories are said to make his novels look prim and are also more frankly satirical.


ISBN: 9780224051262

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Rose, 1944

Rose, 1944

by: Helen Dunmore

 

In May 2005 Penguin will publish 70 unique titles to celebrate the company's 70th birthday. The titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth of quality of the Penguin list and will hark back to Penguin founder Allen Lane's vision of good books for all'. Helen...


ISBN: 9780141022895

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

by: Matthew Kneale

 

In his gripping new work, Matthew Kneale takes us on a journey around today's uncertain world. From England to South America, China to the Middle East, the United States to Africa, Kneale applies his gifts as a master storyteller, vividly capturing the lives of ordinary people as they struggle to...


ISBN: 9780330435345

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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Skin

Skin

by: Tobias Hill

 

The longest of these stories explores the Japanese underworld. Other topics include a young father's inability to eradicate the ghostly memories of his little twins who have died, and a group of children daring each other in a game of depravity while their parents sip drinks.


ISBN: 9780571179626

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Subject: Fiction, Short stories

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