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The purple swamp hen and other stories

The purple swamp hen and other stories

Lively, Penelope

A dream house that is hiding something sinister; two women having lunch who share a husband; an old woman doing her weekly supermarket shop with a secret past that no one could guess; a couple who don't know each other at all even after 15 years together; and, in the story from which this collection takes its name, a bird and a servant girl in ancient Pompeii who cannot converse, but share a perfect understanding. In this new and varied collection of short stories, Penelope Lively shows that she remains a master of her craft, and one of our finest English writers

Hardback, Book. English.
Published UK: Fig Tree, 2016
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Available at FORRES.

  • FORRES – One available in ADULT FICTION F

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    20416249 ADULT FICTION F ADULT FICTION Available


Statement of responsibility: Penelope Lively
ISBN: 0241281148, 9780241281147
Physical Description: 196 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: General.; Short Stories.; Short stories.