A Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories

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Since the publication of Four Bare Legs in a Bed, her first collection, Helen Simpson has been hailed as one of the best short story writers at work today. These are wickedly funny, heartfelt, and sensuous stories that deal with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between.

A Bunch of Fives is a selection of five stories drawn from each of Simpson's five collections; Four Bare Legs in a Bed (1990), Dear George (1995), Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000), Constitutional (2005), and In-Flight Entertainment (2010).

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HELEN SIMPSON is the author of Four Bare Legs in a Bed, Dear George, Hey Yeah Right Get a Life, Constitutional and In-Flight Entertainment. In 1991 she was chosen as the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and won the Somerset Maugham Award. In 1993 she was chosen as one of Granta's twenty Best of Young British Novelists. She has also received the Hawthornden prize, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M. Forster Award. She lives in London.

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 · "Of all contemporary writers, Simpson has the most honest, the most authentic voice... [Her] unfooled but kind eye is matched by her ear for the ebb and flow of everyday talk. But she does more than just record: every word rings true." --Nigella Lawson

 · "A masterful contemporary exponent of the genre. Simpson now deserves to be compared with Flannery O'Connor and Alice Munro." --Robert McCrum reviewing 'Constitutional', Observer

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