Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 1/4/2014
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Swapped for on the book exchanges shelves in the bar at Serro Da Bica campsite, Ourique, Portugal.
I'm not generally a short story fan but I enjoyed this collection. The eleven tales range from the mysterious to the macabre and I particularly appreciated the two novellas, Piranha To Scurfy and High Mysterious Union. Rendell is an astute observer of a particular type of middle-class Englishness and these two stories certainly showcase her writing. Piranha To Scurfy reminded me of an Alan Bennett Talking Heads sort of person, albeit even darker! The Beach Butler was my favourite of the short stories.
On the book exchange shelves in Reception.