A new collection of short stories
This collection of short stories takes the reader from a mansion in New England to a slum in Colombo, from a crypt in Assisi to a billiards hall in the North of England, from the parched sunlight of the Sahel to the dimly lit bar of a London hotel, and from a picnic on the Berkshire Downs to a confrontation on the streets of Manhattan. Along the way, we meet a cast of characters that includes George Bernard Shaw, an Antarctic explorer, a pensioner caught up in a protest, a stand-in boyfriend, a couple whose romantic anniversary goes wrong, a middle-aged woman reconciled to being ordinary and a young man convinced he is special.
‘What makes a good short story? Writing that is a pleasure to read, characters you care about, and a story that makes you want to know what happens’