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Stories

By Jenny Eclair

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An addictive short story collection by Sunday Times bestseller Jenny Eclair

In this addictive short story collection, twenty-four very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives.


A widow is liberated by a new job, but keeps it secret from her family. A date in suburbia has dramatic results. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting customer, while in France, a mother is promised 'fantastic news' - and lets her imagination run away with her.


With each story, Jenny Eclair introduces a fascinating new character. And behind each woman lies a gripping tale - of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance.


Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and packed with wicked one liners - this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair's exceptional talent for observation at its very best.

Biographical Notes

Jenny Eclair is the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of four critically acclaimed novels: Camberwell Beauty; Having a Lovely Time; Life, Death and Vanilla Slices and Moving. One of the UK's most popular writer/performers, she was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier Award and has many TV and radio credits to her name. She lives in South-East London.

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  • ISBN: 9780751567076
  • Publication date: 14 Feb 2019
  • Page count: 256
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