The Vanishing Princess

by Jenny Diski | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1857993756 Global Overview for this book
Registered by UrbanSpaceman of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on 5/24/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Welcome to The Vanishing Princess Book Ray

This started as a ring on 16 June 2005, but I changed it to a ray in May 2006.

Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski was born in London in 1947. She was educated at University College, London, and worked as a teacher during the 1970s and early 1980s. She is a regular contributor to The Observer and the London Review of Books.

Her novels include Nothing Natural (1986), Rainforest (1987), Then Again (1990), Happily Ever After (1991) and The Dream Mistress (1996). She has also written a number of other books and essays.

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Journal Entry 2 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Although I have read Diski's two travelogue/biographies Strangers on A Train and Skating to Antarctica, this collection of short stories is the first of Diski's fictions that I have come across.

The stories are intelligent, witty and diverse covering contemporary themes, fairy tales, and some quasi-biographical topics as well (those the latter will only be obvious to readers of the books mentioned above). Some are deeply humorous, others darker and more disturbing.


Journal Entry 3 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, June 17, 2005
Posted to PatchworkPerson yesterday.

Journal Entry 4 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, June 18, 2005
Came by post yesterday (17/06/05) from Urban Spaceman. Looking forward to reading this.

Journal Entry 5 by PatchworkPerson from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 09, 2005
I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. On it's way to Glitter Lover today.

Journal Entry 6 by GlitterLover from Leyland, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, July 18, 2005
received safe and well. I am pleased to say that I am on holiday for ages so I wil lbe reading this one and then back to you Mr Spaceman. Thanks for Ringing it. Look forward to the read.

Journal Entry 7 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, May 11, 2006
My attitude to books has changed a bit over the last year, so I'm converting this from a ring to a ray and it can fly free when Glitterlover is done with it.

Journal Entry 8 by GlitterLover from Leyland, Lancashire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 09, 2006
Oh the embarassment, she disappeared indeed for a while.
I shall ray her onwards via the Forum.

Journal Entry 9 by lellie from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Thursday, December 21, 2006
Taken from Glitterlovers bookbox

Journal Entry 10 by lellie from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Oh how could I be so late in making a journal entry.
It was only when I decided to move this book on that I realised I hadn't journalled it after reading. Hangs head in shame.

I loved this brilliant colection of short stories. They are so diverse you never know what is coming next. Witty and entertaining and totally original.

I'm putting this into BookGroupMans 3rd Birthday Bookbox, because I think he will like it.

Journal Entry 11 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, October 14, 2007
Part of my returning birthday book box. Thank you :-)

This is just the sort of book that I hoped to find, an introduction to a new author for me, 'Jenny Diski's short stories are dark and diverting.'

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