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The Story: Love
26 Sep 2013 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781781857298

The LOVE collection from Victoria Hislop's THE STORY, 100 short stories written by women, selected and introduced by one of the nation's favourite novelists.

Fiction / FA (Fiction)
Extent: 432 pages
Exclusive: GB CA AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: US
The Story
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The Story: Life
Also by Victoria Hislop
The Story: Love: Great Short Stories for Women by Womenedited by Victoria Hislop

'Love is, of course, a central preoccupation of literature...'

Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and champion of the short story, has chosen her favourite short stories by women writers. Here are prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, national treasures and rising stars.

Love is represented in this volume in all its guises – romantic, maternal, happy and haunting.

CONTRIBUTORS: Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Parker, Doris Lessing, Margaret Drabble, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Ellen Gilchrist, Alice Walker, Mavis Gallant, Carol Shields, Anne Enright, Elspeth Davie, Alison Lurie, Jennifer Egan, Jeanette Winterson, Claire Boylan, Maggie Gee, Colette Paul, Rachel Seiffert, Yiyun Li, Nadine Gordimer, Miranda July, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Carys Davies, Alison MacLeod, Emma Donoghue, Roshi Fernando, M. J. Hyland and Avril Joy.

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.

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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