A collection of short stories from one of our most popular novelists - the perfect gift.A rich and wonderful selection of short stories.
A TV chef who specialises in outrageous cakes tempts a monk who bakes bread for his brothers; a surprise visitor invites mayhem into the perfect minimalist flat in the season of good will; a woman explains her unique view of straying husbands; straying husbands encounter a variety of effective responses.
Just some of the delicacies on offer in this sumptuous box of delights...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 11/10/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007145898
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Review by FrogPrincessuk
A book of short stories.As with all these things, I felt the standard varied, (at least in terms of plot ideas if not writing quality itself). Bread and Chocolate - the first story - is wonderful - so had me hooked right away. The other gem is The Wave Machine. Others not as good. Indeed there are a lot about married housewives to whom life has been a bit disappointing or lacklustre in some way, which will not appeal to everyone and got a bit tiring. (Biased as it may sound I don't see men really enjoying these stories!) The ones I preferred the most tended to have other themes - which were quite varied. Not read any of her other works. I suspect I'd enjoy her historical novels more.
Review by Allzz
all stories were ok...but the best was the wave machine.!!!