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Head of Zeus
The Story
26 Sep 2013 * HARDBACK * £25 * 9781781851166

100 short stories written by women, selected and introduced by one of the nation's favourite novelists.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 800 pages  Format: 234 x 170 mm
Exclusive: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: US
The Story: Loss
The Story: Love
The Story: Life
Also by Victoria Hislop
The Story: Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Storiesedited by Victoria Hislop

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.

Here are Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates, well-known feminists and famous wits, national treasures and rising stars. All handpicked by one of the nation's best-loved novelists, there's a story for every mood, mind-set and moment in life.

Featuring an all star cast of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Miranda July, Doris Lessing, Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf, The Story is the biggest and most beautiful collection of women's short fiction in print today.

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.

Handpicked by Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and passionate ambassador for the short story.

Includes household names and new voices.

Part of HoZ's bestselling anthology collection.


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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