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The Urn - : Ten Stories, Paperback / softback Book

The Urn - : Ten Stories Paperback / softback


The Urn by Malcolm Menzies is a collection of ten tales, all different but all linked by the description of varying aspects of the human condition. Set in different eras and locations - the Spanish Civil War, the Manchester Peterloo Massacre, post-war Liverpool, the Peruvian Shining Path - and each an adventure in its own right, these ten stories appear at first unconnected but in fact, as the reader progresses, there is a subtle and almost imperceptible thread that runs through them all, that of mans' struggle with life.

Love, loss, passion, injustice and fate: all are apparent in this series of well-contrasted tableaux, each contributing insights into the lives of their defining characters and our own.

With economical and atmospheric scene-setting and judicious deployment of narrative twists and turns, Malcolm Menzies proves a master of the difficult art of short story writing.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
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  • Category: Short stories
  • ISBN: 9781786295972

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