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Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller: Asham Award-winning Stories

by Kate Pullinger

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sooo... this wasn't as good as I expected. Maybe I was the one who looked for too much when I read the blurb behind (never trust blurbs, remember??) Anyway, there are a few ones that I find particularly interesting, namely stories by Penelope MacDonald(A Sense of Perspective), Emily Russell(Hywl), Dolores Pinto(Where Life Takes You) and Susie Boyt(Documentary at Clareville Lodge). And not to forget Angela Carter! After reading the short extract of The Magic Toyshop, I'm tempted to buy the original book(I've always wanted to read The Bloody Chambers anyway...) This book took me pretty long to get through but all in all, it was okay. ( )
  novewong | Jul 8, 2015 |
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Virago Press and the Asham Award, the foremost prize for stories by women, present a collection of tales to send you to places you've never been before. Here are tales of people who travel far and those who stay at home and dream; of strange things in suitcases; of roads that should not have been taken; of exotic cities and shabby towns. Some are running away, and some are travelling to come home. With new stories from well-known writers, including Helen Dunmore, and an Angela Carter fable, this is a book to tuck in your backpack, your valise or to enjoy, deep in your armchair, for no one can fail to be hooked by those beguiling words: once upon a time there was a traveller.… (more)

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