The People on Privilege Hill
Publish date: November 1st 2007
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
bookshelves: hardback, lit-richer, paper-read, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, published-2007, under-500-ratings, cover-love, one-penny-wonder, autumn-2015, bedside Read from August 28 to September 30, 2015 Description: Jane Gardam's delightful short stories range from the Lake District to Do...
Gardam is probably the UK's best short story writer. This collection can't meet the brilliance of for example Going into a Dark House, but it comes very close.
I rarely read short stories, but this was good. I enjoyed the quick pace of reading many different stories in one book. Some of these stories are surprising. The author has a way with detail and although some may start out slow, they end up grabbing you before the ending.