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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life. An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95
A dark, dazzling, surprisingly funny new collection of stories (?Masterly? ?Adam Mars Jones, The Observer ; ?A virtuoso performance? ?Jane Shilling, The Sunday Telegraph ) about single women and wives in various phases of midlife?anxious mothers, besotted mothers, beset mothers?in a (futile) search for security and consolation. Helen Simpson?s stories... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2010; US$ 10.67
Poignant, funny and perceptive, Helen Simpson's fifth collection of short stories deals with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between. A young woman's diary records a blackly farcical escape attempt involving flamenco, murder and wild picnics; two students fall in love then almost talk themselves out of it in an argument about... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
The Times (London) calls ?dangerously close to perfection.? These thirteen stories brilliantly focus on aspects of contemporary living and unerringly capture a generation, a type, a social class, a pattern of behavior. They give us the small detail that reveals large secrets and summons up the inner stresses of our lives (?It is a blissful relief... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 12.00
Since the publication of Four Bare Legs in a Bed, her first collection, Helen Simpson has been hailed as one of the best short story writers at work today. These are wickedly funny, heartfelt, and sensuous stories that deal with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.34
Taking tea is one of the quintessentially English occasions, and who is a greater authority on the subject than the sumptuous Ritz London Hotel? This charming Edwardian-style book captures the essence of this traditional British pastime, and provides us with all the expertise on the ceremony as well as the recipes. Stories about the legendary afternoon... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 12.00
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
This new edition, which is reproduced from a first printing of the book, is introduced by the author Martin Edwards, archivist of the Detection Club, and includes a never-before-published Preface by Agatha Christie, ?Detective Writers in England?, in which she discusses her fellow writers in the Detection Club. more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99
This book is an examination of particular African countries that are in the post-conflict phase. They have experienced horrific civil wars that left thousands of their citizens internally displaced or as refugees in surrounding countries, and some fled to countries in the global north. The countries examined in the book are in the process... more...