Publish date: May 6th 2010
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Whether her subject is single women or wives in stages of midlife-ery, marriage or motherhood, youth, young love, homework, or history, Simpson writes near to the bone and close to the heart. In one story, a squirrel trapped under a dustbin lid in the back garden vanishes, and a woman’s marriage is ...
Theme tune is Come Fly With MeBBC blurb - Poignant, perceptive and dazzling, in this, her long-awaited new collection, Helen Simpson offers acute portraits of lives in transition: of changes for the better, lives stalled and in freefall; of love, loss, and sudden revelations. Warm and funny, the sto...