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by Author unknown | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingLittleSuzwing of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 3/9/2018
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by kinedi): to be read

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingLittleSuzwing from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 09, 2018

8 out of 10

Short stories aren't generally my thing. It's hard to develop enough plot and character across so few pages as to really ignite my interest I find. But every now and again there is a collection so well-captured and unusual that all of these objections are overridden. And this is one of them. Donoghue does a fabulous job of identifying small vignettes from history and turning them into fascinating stories. Ones which I particularly loved were:

Man and Boy - about the relationship between a zookeeper and elephant
Onward - about a genteel Victorian prostitute and her young daughter
The Widow's Cruse - about a lawyer plotting to make a mint from a young widow's estate, before getting quite a surprise
The Hunt - Really agonising story about rape and soldiers in the American War of Independence 

Journal Entry 2 by wingLittleSuzwing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 18, 2018

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Released 4 mos ago (3/18/2018 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


Passed on to Kinedi at meetup

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Journal Entry 3 by wingkinediwing at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, March 19, 2018

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Picked up at the Meet Up, thanks for bringing along 

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