Hieroglyphics: and other stories

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Canongate, May 3, 2001 - Fiction - 165 pages
13 Reviews
From the author of the Orange Prize short-listed novel Buddha Da, this beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - gives voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter and an old lady who becomes a star through 'zimmerobics'. Often writing in a vibrant Glaswegian vernacular, Conovan deftly gives her characters authenticity with a searing power, aided and abetted by tender subtlety.

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User Review  - Sally - Goodreads

I love Anne Donovan's style of writing, even the Glaswegian. No. Especially the Glaswegian. Some of it takes me a while to work out but it's worth. She writes such gentle prose and I particularly like well constructed short stories. Get over yourself and give them a go, dialect and all! Read full review

Review: Hieroglyphics and Other Stories

User Review  - Goodreads

I love Anne Donovan's style of writing, even the Glaswegian. No. Especially the Glaswegian. Some of it takes me a while to work out but it's worth. She writes such gentle prose and I particularly like well constructed short stories. Get over yourself and give them a go, dialect and all! Read full review

Contents

Hieroglyphics
1
The Ice Horse
23
Dear Santa
43
Copyright

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