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The story : love, loss & the lives of women

Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring two centuries of women's short fiction, ranging from established Queens of the short story like Alice Munro and Angela Carter, to contemporary rising stars like Miranda July and Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, this is the biggest and most beautiful collection in print today. Handpicked by one of the nation's favourite novelists, Victoria Hislop - herself a great writer of, and champion of, short stories - and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Hislop
ISBN: 9781781851166 1781851166
OCLC Number: 851827002
Description: 796 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A married man's story / Katherine Mansfield --
A telephone call / Dorothy Parker --
A man and two women ; How I finally lost my heart / Doris Lessing --
Faithful lovers / Margaret Drabble --
Master / Angela Carter --
The man from Mars / Margaret Atwood --
The bloody chamber / Angela Carter --
1944 / Ellen Gilchrist --
The lover / Alice Walker --
Rue de Lille / Mavis Gallant --
Words / Carol Shields --
Revenge / Anne Enright --
Choirmaster / Elspeth Davie --
Ilse's house ; In the shadow / Alison Lurie --
The watch trick / Jennifer Egan --
Atlantic crossing / Jeanette Winterson --
My son the hero / Clare Boylan --
The artist / Maggie Gee --
Kenny / Colette Paul --
Reach ; Field study / Rachel Seiffert --
Love in the marketplace / Yiyun Li --
Mother tongue / Nadine Gordimer --
The shared patio / Miranda July --
The thing around your neck / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie --
The redemption of Galen Pike / Carys Davies --
The heart of Denis Noble / Alison MacLeod --
The lost seed / Emma Donoghue --
The turtle / Roshi Fernando --
Even pretty eyes commit crimes / M.J. Hyland --
The gift / Emma Donoghue --
Millie and Bird / Avril Joy --
The canary / Katherine Mansfield --
A walk in the woods / Elizabeth Bowen --
Sentiment / Dorothy Parker --
The lottery / Shirley Jackson --
The life you save may be your own / Flannery O'Connor --
The blush / Elizabeth Taylor --
The sound of the river / Jean Rhys --
A visit ; Obsessional / Anna Kavan --
The first year of my life / Muriel Spark --
Indignities / Ellen Gilchrist --
The pill-box / Penelope Lively --
Miles City, Montana / Alice Munro --
Fragility / Carol Shields --
The merry widow / Margaret Drabble --
The I of it / A.M. Homes --
The first time / Marina Warner --
Inside information / Nicola Barker --
Desideratus / Penelope Fitzgerald --
Agnes of Iowa / Lorrie Moore --
Curved is the line of beauty / Hilary Mantel --
Father, father / Susan Hill --
Renaissance / Colette Paul --
After a life / Yiyun Li --
Sorry? ; Up at a villa / Helen Simpson --
Plunder / Edna O'Brien --
Aunt Telephone / Edith Pearlman --
Vanitas / Emma Donoghue --
Gravel ; The eye / Alice Munro --
Before he left the family / Carrie Tiffany --
Diving belles / Lucy Wood --
Consequences / Willa Cather --
A society / Virginia Woolf --
Generous pieces / Ellen Gilchrist --
The waltz / Dorothy Parker --
Through the tunnel / Doris Lessing --
The axe / Penelope Fitzgerald --
Betty / Margaret Atwood --
A world of her own / Penelope Lively --
Sale / Anita Desai --
Mischief / Alice Munro --
Change of face ; A weight problem / Elspeth Davie --
The prescription / Penelope Fitzgerald --
How did I get away with killing one of the biggest lawyers in the state? It was easy / Alice Walker --
Corruption / Penelope Lively --
A real doll ; Yours truly / A.M. Homes --
(She owns) every thing / Anne Enright --
Waiting room (the first) / Elizabeth Jolley --
Telegony I: Going into a dark house / Jane Gardam --
Fat people / Alison Lurie --
G-string ; Wesley: blisters / Nicola Barker --
Emerald City / Jennifer Egan --
The snobs / Muriel Spark --
Third floor rising / Hilary Mantel --
The thing in the forest / A.S. Byatt --
Good people / Maggie Gee --
The child / Ali Smith --
Story of my life / A.L. Kennedy --
The man across the river / Polly Samson --
Ahead of the pack / Helen Simpson --
To Brixton Beach / Stella Duffy.
Responsibility: 100 great short stories chosen by Victoria Hislop.
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100 short stories written by women, selected and introduced by one of the nation's favourite novelists.  Read more...

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'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. Read more...

 
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