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RECOMMENDATION: Short stories

I don’t read a lot of short stories, and some writers are better than others in creating their worlds, but it’s a form of fiction which I do enjoy. I haven’t read any stories by some of the acknowledged masters … Continue reading

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The Father Brown stories – G. K. Chesterton

The first Father Brown story, The Blue Cross, was published in 1910, and many other stories followed, being collected into five volumes: The Innocence of Father Brown (1911), The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914), The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926), … Continue reading

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Lisa and Co. – Jilly Cooper

(Corgi e-book: stories from 1967-1981, collected 1981) This is an entertaining if rather dated collection of short stories about love and loss; dated because of the attitudes on display towards working women, and those of the women themselves, who seem … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Too Much – G. K. Chesterton

(Project Gutenberg e-text 2004, originally published in 1922*) This rather surprised me by being a collection of short stories rather than a novel (I was expecting something more like The Man Who Was Thursday), all connected by the presence of … Continue reading

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The Jungle Books – Rudyard Kipling

(Penguin Classics 2000, originally published as ‘The Jungle Book’ in 1894 and ‘The Second Jungle Book’ in 1895) Is it a shameful confession to reveal that I never read either of the Jungle Books when I was a child (though … Continue reading

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The State of the Art – Iain M. Banks

(Orbit 1991) This is a collection of short stories and one novella published between 1987 to 1989 in various publications. I’ve read all of Banks’ sci-fi novels (up to Matter) and it’s taken me a while to get round to … Continue reading

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