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Published on October 25th, 2013


The Story: Love Loss & the Lives of Women by Victoria Hislop

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Blurb: Witty, heartbreaking, shocking, satirical: the short story can excite or sadden, entice or repulse. The one thing it can never be is dull. Now Victoria Hislop, passionate ambassador for the art of the short story, has collected 100 stories from her favourite women writers into one volume. (Head of Zeus, 2013)

Freya McClelland, The Independent

“Sectioned loosely into themes of love, loss and the lives of women, these stories are all written by women and represent some of the finest modern writers in the English language. Otherwise, the scope is wide, rich and often unexpected: a collection of fluffy chick-lit this is not.”

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Kate Saunders, The Times

“ A collection so good, it’s essential.”

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Jessica Lambert, London’s Evening Standard

…a handsome, dictionary-sized collection of 100 stories by female writers from Virginia Woolf to new Nobel prize winner Alice Munro. But rather than reflect the vast variety of emotions that those writers conjured up elsewhere, for the most part Hislop’s selection runs the gamut from the depressed and disappointed to the bitterly sardonic.

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