corner corner The World's Smallest Unicorn and Other Stories

Medium

The World's Smallest Unicorn and Other Stories
by Shena Mackay | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 4/6/2008
This book has not been rated. 

status (set by Annelis): travelling


This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!

2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, April 06, 2008

This book has not been rated.

(My copy is a paperback version of this book, with the same cover.)

"A would-be biographer visits a home for retired clowns. An ex-pat returns from Hong Kong to find his family and London disconcertingly changed. An elderly woman, once an intrepid journalist, is paralysed with apprehension at the thought of meeting the daughter of her dearest friend. A budding writer is taken on as amanuensis by a famous woman novelist, with disastrous results...

With her miraculously sharp eye for the telling detail that betrays the secrets smouldering behind the most respectable facades, Shena Mackay's stories combine the mysterious and the everyday to brilliant effect.

Shena Mackay was born in Edinburgh. She is the author of two novellas, three previous collections of stories and eight novels, including The Orchard on Fire (shortlisted for the 1996 booker Prize) and The Artists's Widow, which was published by Cape in 1998." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 01, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I've read Shena Mackay's The Orchard on Fire before and liked it immensely. These short stories were almost as enjoyable. Some of my favourites in the collection include Death by Art Deco, Trouser Ladies, The Day of the Gecko and Barbarians. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Sokoksen kahvila, PKS-miitti in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Released 4 yrs ago (1/8/2013 UTC) at Sokoksen kahvila, PKS-miitti in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This book has not been rated.

Some years ago read Shena Mackay's The Orchard on Fire and liked it. So this book was a good catch. Thank you, Annimanni! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnneliswing at Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 08, 2016

This book has not been rated.

Even the cover is beautiful.

Now the book goes over the street to the Posthouse.

Postitalo on entinen Posti- ja telelaitoksen (nyk. Posti Group Oyj, TeliaSonera Finland Oyj) pääkonttori Helsingin keskustassa. Keltasävyinen, funktionalismia edustava rakennus on Kaarlo Borgin, Jorma Järven ja Erik Lindroosin suunnittelema ja valmistunut vuonna 1938. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing at Postitalo in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, October 08, 2016

This book has not been rated.

Released 10 mos ago (10/7/2016 UTC) at Postitalo in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Kirja jäi Postitalon toisen kerroksen aulaan eli Kirjasto 10:n kierrätyshyllyyn.
Lukuiloa löytäjälle!

Happy reading!

Osallistun tällä Puskailveksen Aikamatka-haasteeseen. 


Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.