There’s a blog I’ve followed for several years now, Mon Avis, Mes Amis that it a brilliant combination of real life stories, a bit of fiction and a slice of life in a particular piece of England.
The writer, E.L. Smith took off for a year or so, and she was deeply missed by her readers and admirers. Now, it turns out that when she wasn’t writing the blog, she was crafting the most delicious book of short stories, spanning a century. Each one with a twist in the tale, or a little lesson learned. Ten Tales Told: A Century of Peculiarly British Short Stories is a quick read. Either take one story at a time and savour it, or gobble down all ten stories at one sitting like I did. Either way, you’ll not regret a minute spent reading this book. And in all likelihood, you will go back and re-read it and find more than you did on first reading.
The book is described thusly:
An eclectic, eccentric collection of ten stories, each set in a different decade, spanning the last century. Rich in colour and character, the stories examine betrayal of and by women in all its subtle forms.
The book can be ordered on Amazon for Kindle and it’s just a great read.
One of the best things was reading the acknowledgments and seeing the names of some of my favourite fellow bloggers, like ADG, Columnist and Toad, and some favourite commenters like Linda Pakravan and the Hattats.
Well done, ELS!