Author(s): Victoria Hislop (Ed)
'I think few of the stories in Loss will leave readers cold...' Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and champion of the short story, has chosen her favourite short stories by women writers. Here are prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, national treasures and rising stars. All the stories in this volume are about loss: lost lives, lost loves, lost innocence, even a lost leopard. The many ways in which loss touches our lives are shown in these varied stories. CONTRIBUTORS: Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Bowen, Dorothy Parker, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O'Connor, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Rhys, Anna Kavan, Muriel Spark, Ellen Gilchrist, Penelope Fitzgerald, Lorrie Moore, Hilary Mantel, Susan Hill, Colette Paul, Yiyun Li, Helen Simpson, Edna O'Brien, Edith Pearlman, Emma Donoghue, Carrie Tiffany and Lucy Wood.
'[This] has given me more pleasure this year than almost all the rest of my reading put together.' Mariella Frostrup. 'This huge, beautiful book is a treasure chest ... a collection so good, it's essential' The Times. 'Beautiful ... glittering ... The scope is wide, rich and often unexpected ... it blows Bridget out of the water' Independent.
Victoria Hislop read English at Oxford. Her first novel, THE ISLAND, was Number One for eight consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies worldwide. Her books have been translated into more than 25 languages.