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The Story: Love, Loss & the Lives of Women by Victoria Hislop

The Story: Love, Loss & the Lives of Women by Victoria Hislop

Title: The Story

Author:  Victoria Hislop

ISBN:  9781781851166

Weight:  990 g

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The Story by Victoria Hislop

Witty, heartbreaking, shocking, satirical: the short story can excite or sadden, entice or repulse.  The one thing it can never be is dull.  Now Victoria Hislop, passionate ambassador for the art of the short story, has collected 100 stories from the very best women writers, bringing them all together in one volume.

Here are Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates, well-known feminists and famous wits, national treasures and rising stars.  Divided thematically into collections on love, loss and the lives of women, the reader will find a story for every mood, mind-set and moment in life.

Featuring an all star cast of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Miranda July, Doris Lessing, Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf, The Story is the biggest and most beautiful collection of women’s short fiction in print today.

Peer & Press Reviews

This huge, beautiful book is a treasure chest… a collection so good, it’s essential.


[This] has given me more pleasure this year than almost all the rest of my reading put together.

Mariella Frostrup

A celebration of female writers with contributions from many of our favourites.

Good Housekeeping

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Story
Sub title Love, Loss & the Lives of Women
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine – some light shelf wear to jacket edges (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Head of Zeus
Publication date
Printed in Germany
ISBN 13 9781781851166
ISBN 10 1781851166
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 792
Size (h x w x d) 247 x 182 x 60mm
Weight 1.630kg [very heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Athena Liskou Photography
Jacket design Coralie Bickford-Smith

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