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The World Over

by Somerset Maugham

  Volume one of Somerset Maugham's short stories. The only reason I am listing this is that I realised I have two copies. This is still very readable, just old, despite a scribble on the endpaper!  This volume includes Rain, The... more

Destinations

by Sheila O'Flanagan

  This is a book with short stories. Eavesdropping passengers hear conversations on the DART line round Dublin. There are nineteen different stories from an office-party fling with unforeseen consequences, through an office worker... more

The Imperfectionists

by Tom Rachman

A book about journalists and their métier. Despite being labeled as a novel, "The imperfectionists" is more of a collection of short stories linked by characters and their surroundings. At the center is an American newspaper based... more

Speaking with the Angel

by Nick Hornby

Only read once. £1 of the purchase price went to charity; if you too want brownie points, there's a form at the back for donations.     An outstandingly good collection . . the best l have ever come... more

The best of Isaac Asimov 1954-1972

by Isaac Asimov

Contains these short stories: The Fun They Had  The Last Question  The Dead Past  The Dying Night  Anniversary  The Billiard Ball  Mirror Image   more

The Magic Watering Can and other Stories

by Enid Blyton

Back cover: "This delightful collection of short stories comes from the pen of Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved storytelelrs. Open the pages and step into a secret world of enchantment."   more

The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown, and other stories

by Peter Lovesey

  A minor misdemeanour that leads to a more lasting sin ... A con-man whose final scam has a sting in the tale ... A crime of passion with a truly diabolical punishment ... Just three of the delectably devious tales in The... more

Yesterday's weather

by Anne Enright

Short stories.  Great shape for an ex-library book.   "The quality of the writing should help to explain Enright's having won the 2007 Man Booker Prize ... single lines and paragraphs are so well crafted, with such salty,... more

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

by Robert Olen Butler

1993 Pulitzer prize winner Short stories about the experiences of Vietnamese immigrants in America after the war. more

Love Ain't Nothing but Sex Misspelled

by Harlan Ellison

Short stories by the cult Science Fiction writer.  Not SF though.  Page edges have yellowed. more


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