The Story

Victoria Hislop (Editor)

Published by Head of Zeus in Hardback / Epub (£20) on 26-09-2013

Love, Loss & the Lives of Women

Featuring two centuries of women’s short fiction, ranging from established Queens of the short story like Alice Munro and Angela Carter, to contemporary rising stars like Miranda July and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is the biggest and most beautiful collection in print today.

Handpicked by one of the nation’s favourite novelists, Victoria Hislop – herself a great writer of, and champion of, short stories- and divided thematically into collections of love, laughter and loss, there’s a story for every mood, mindset and moment in life.

Contributers include: Margaraet Atwood, Angela Carter, Emma Donoghue, Daphne Du Maurie, Stella Duffy, Susan Hill, Doris Lessing, Penelope Lovely, Katherine Mansfield, Hilary Mantel, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Ali Smith, Muriel Spark, Alice Walker, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf.

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Nine Nasty Words

Language evolves with time, and so does what we consider profane or unspeakable. Nine Nasty Words is a rollicking examination of profanity, explored from every angle: historical, sociological, political, linguistic. In a particularly coarse moment, when the public discourse is shaped in part by once-shocking words, nothing could be timelier.

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