Four Bare Legs in a Bed

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Minerva, 1991 - Short stories, English - 182 pages
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Brilliant, funny and tragic, Four Bare Legs in a Bed is an outstanding and invigorating collection of short stories. In Simpson's uniquely imaginative and sensuous voice, we hear of the mixed blessings of independence and marriage, of sex and babies.

By the winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award.

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FOUR BARE LEGS IN A BED

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Beautiful young Englishwomen and the men who disappoint them populate this tart and bitter debut collection by a former model and Vogue staff writer living in London—winner of the Somerset Maugham ... Read full review

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The women in this first collection of stories are tough and true to life; they are equally savage to one another as they are to their men, who often have them locked in nasty relationships. The best ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Helen Simpson's sixth short-story collection, Cockfosters, follows Four Bare Legs in a Bed (1990), Dear George (1995), Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000), Constitutional (2005) and In-Flight Entertainment (2010). A Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories (2012) includes five stories from each of her first five collections. She has received the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award. She lives in London.

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