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Poignant, funny and perceptive, Helen Simpson's fifth collection of short stories deals with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between. A young woman's diary records a blackly farcical escape attempt involving flamenco, murder and wild picnics; two students fall in love then almost talk themselves out of it in an argument about the end of the world; a heartfelt anti-cancer spell is cast in the desire to protect a friend.

Moving effortlessly between tragedy and comedy, from the politics of wanderlust to domestic extremism, this is an intoxicating collection from a master of the genre.

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"It's all packed with Simpson's deadpan wit - she is one of the most sharply funny writers in England today" ( Times Literary Supplement)

"When it comes to contemporary maestros of the short-story form, Helen Simpson is up there with Alice Munro... If they had any sense the 10:10 carbon-reduction campaign would distribute this book for free, such is its power" (Lucy Atkins The Sunday Times)

"The best short story writer now working in English" ( Financial Times)

" In-Flight Entertainment is quite delectable, confirming her as the queen of the comic short story" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Helen Simpson can weave more thought and feeling into a thousand words than some achieve in as many pages" ( Intelligent Life)

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'A masterful contemporary exponent of the genre. Simpson now deserves to be compared with Flannery O'Connor and Alice Munro' - Observer

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