Dear George and Other Stories (Paperback)Helen Simpson (author)
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In this stellar collection of short stories, Helen Simpson explores independence, solitude, marriage, sex and babies with her characteristic blend of comedy and lyricism. Here are tales of young love - successful or thwarted, intense or comic.
From a wedding day for one, through the knotty problems of babies, their conception, arrival and impact on adult lives, to a Lothario receiving his just deserts, and the title story, where a schoolgirl's erotic daydreams during her Shakespeare homework go on to produce blushes of horror.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 133 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm
Her stories can be read quickly, knocked back in a single, grateful gulp like an aperitif, or savoured with a slow, cool intoxication... She is Katherine Mansfield's natural successor * Observer *
Biting wit...has me laughing aloud * Pat Barker *
Simpson's wit defies formulaic feminism or, indeed, any other -ism... Very, very funny * Evening Standard *
Full of good jokes, wonderfully alert to irony and the possibilities of language * Jonathan Coe *
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