The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
Penguin Adult, Feb 25, 1988 - Fiction - 448 pages
This anthology is in many ways a 'best of the best', containing gems from thirty-four of Britain's outstanding contemporary writers. It is a book to dip into, to read from cover to cover, to lend to friends and read again. It includes stories of love and crime, stories touched with comedy and the supernatural, stories set in London, Los Angeles, Bucharest and Tokyo. Above all, as you will discover, it satisfies Samuel Butler's anarchic pleasure principle: 'I should like to like Schumann's music better than I do; I daresay I could make myself like it better if I tried; but I do not like having to try to make myself like things; I like things that make me like them at once and no trying at all...'
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Review: The Penguin Book of Modern British Short StoriesUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
Although some of the stories in this collection are tiring and weird, most are enjoyable and interesting to read with some providing great comedy. Read full review
Review: The Penguin Book of Modern British Short StoriesUser Review - Michael Murray - Goodreads
It was the cover caught me first..... Read full review