Penelope Lively

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Short stories from 1978-1986. This volume includes the two previous collections, NOTHING MISSING BUT THE SAMOVAR and CORRUPTION, together with nine new stories, demonstrating Penelope Lively’s extraordinary imaginative range: ghost stories, stories of love and loss, beautifully observed comic episodes.

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"Confirms her as the most original and piercing writer now working in that most unsparing of genres - short stories."