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By Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954-
Paperback. English.
Published London: Faber, 2010
Gentle, intimate and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme - the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older,...

By McInerney, Monica
Paperback. English.
Published London: Pan, 2010
Family relationships, sibling rivalry, love lost and love found - these stories touch on the popular themes of Monica McInerney's hugely successful novels...

By Drabble, Margaret
Hardback. English.
Published London: Penguin Classics, 2011
Novelist, critic and biographer, Margaret Drabble is one of the major literary figures of her generation. This collection shows her to be a leading practitioner...

By Samson, Polly
Hardback. English.
Published London: Virago, 2010
In an English seaside town, lovers and children, young men and middle-aged women weave in and out of each other's lives and stories. Threaded throughout...

By Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
Paperback. English.
Published London: Pan, 2010
The 14 stories in 'To Cut a Long Story Short' follow in the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's storytelling, with a variety of characters, subjects and settings...

By Kelman, James
Hardback. English.
Published London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010
Giving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives on the edge, lives almost lost, lives held in the balance, James Kelman writes about the...

By McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Paperback. English.
Published London: Abacus, 2012
There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective...

Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2004
The twenty-one stories in this anthology are written in different 'voices'. They capture the range of emotions and situations of our human universe: tragedy...

By Munro, Alice
Paperback. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2010
These are dazzling, provocative stories about Svengali men and radical women who outmanoeuvre then, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships...

By McGregor, Jon
Hardback. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2012
A man builds a tree house by a river. A young woman is almost killed when a sugar-beet crashes through her windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A father...
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