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  • A greatly gifted and original writer...there is an exhilarating freshness and energy to this collection

  • This first book of short stories will delight her fans with their daring. Whether in a world where sleep is illegal or on an island of diamonds where the rich wear coal jewellery, Winterson is the mistress of the short story

    Jessica de Rothschild, Tatler
  • The quality of her writing has remained constant: precise, fluent, perfectly judged. This collection is another refinement of that art, studded with metaphors and unexpected asides

    Independent on Sunday
  • The short story form was made for Jeanette Winterson...mesmerising prose poems

    The Times
  • Her stories transport us into the dizzyingly fertile mind of one of Britain's most prodigiously gifted authors...breathtaking

    Scotland on Sunday

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