Stylish, witty stories from women writers, told with an energy that will dazzle and delight.
About the book
This bold, sharp-eyed anthology casts a crystalline light on contemporary lives. Aligning modern dilemmas with ancient themes--such as fertility, loneliness, and survival - Ali Smith, Liza Cody, Amy Prior, Helen Cross, and many more fresh, unsung voices present twenty-one majestic stories that illuminate the courage of everyday people. There's Melody, more of a tart than a sophisticate, who escapes to sunshine with her teacher's baby; an unlikely wedding breakfast--shared peaches by the roadside on a bright June morning; two African sisters who are displaced to a 'little England' boarding school; and a teenage boy who catches sight of love while tending his grandmother's garden, among others. Celebrate adventures of the spirit with the everyday splendor of Her Majesty.