The best book yet from this witty writer
In these ten stories, Suzannah Dunn shows her considerable talent for writing short fiction
Wonderfully funny, clever observations of womens’ lives: Auntie Fay comes to Spain for the summer, survives on insulin injections, tans to the hue of a blood blister and routinely saves the skins of Renee and her unfortunate family; the sixth form do Pembrokeshire, on a field trip of stale cigarettes, smuggled scotch, and finally, mutiny; a young woman remembers her first real love – for the ghost of her aunt’s boyfriend
Dunn is poised to win a major prize -Venus Flaring was called in by the Booker judges
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‘Dunn is a surgeon of the heart, and her observations are sparky.’
‘Compelling power… Dunn shows again her gift for making the ordinary seem extraordinary.’
In 'Slipping the Clutch', Miranda walks out of Boots one day into beautiful, beloved, fast-living Uncle Robbie who, years beforehan, taught her to drive in his Alfa Romeo and then died in his Lagonda. Well, what’s past is past. Or is it?
In 'Stood Up and Thinking of England', Gillian’s family are refugees from the 70s recession, bankrupted in Britain, surviving in Spain. But then from back home come the King family, very definitely on holiday …
In 'White Goods', Christie’s lover has to face the fact that she is no longer moved by him. Is there any going back?
'Possibility of Electricity ', was the dubious claim made for the Spanish farmhouse that becomes the Paulin family’s holiday home. But when Bond-girl blonde, joke-cracking Auntie Fay arrives the following summer to keep them company, it becomes clear that electricity is the least of their problems …
“Sharp, humorous, lifelike … Her ear for language is acute, and part of the pleasure of her books lies in her choice of words … Suzannah Dunn hears and sees the unheard and unnoticed.”
“Suzannah Dunn has a ferocious eye for details and an ear, like Alan Bennett’s, tuned to the frequency where people talk in worn phrases and give themselves away. And above all, she writes beautifully.”
DAVID CHATER, 'Ham and High'
“Dunn has a sharp eye for the quie moments of conversation that contain emotional truths.”
SYLVIA BROWNRIGG, 'The Times'
“Dunn’s forte is that she takes the ordinary things in life and looks at them afresh.”
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Book Description 1999-05-04., 1999. Book Condition: New. Flamingo. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 352pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1723568
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