A Fine Pair of Shoes and Other Stories by Clare Flynn

A Fine Pair of Shoes Cover LARGE EBOOK-1A Fine Pair of Shoes and Other Stories by Clare Flynn
A Tapestry of True Tales from Then and Now


A collection of nine short stories from award-winning historical fiction author Clare Flynn.

There are five historical tales – four based on stories from her family history, and a tragic tale, A Mother’s Love, from eighteenth century Sussex. The title story, A Fine Pair of Shoes, started out with her wish to capture and embroider the bare bones of a family story, based on her paternal great-great-grandparents’ trip to The Great Exhibition of 1851.

The Proposal draws on the tragic death of Clare’s maternal grandfather, killed on the Liverpool docks in 1934 when her mother was six.

She has also branched out into contemporary fiction with four intriguing stories – modern morality tales, set in England, Paris, the USA and an island in the Indian Ocean.
“Beautifully crafted, vividly brought to life on the page” these quirky stories give an insight into human nature at its best – and its worst.

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Clare FlynnClare Flynn Biography

Clare Flynn is the author of five historical novels, set in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is a former global marketing director and owner of a strategy consultancy. After spells living and working in London, Paris, Milan, Sydney and Brussels, she now lives on the south coast of England.

In between writing novels she loves to paint and make quilts and she can see the sea and the South Downs from her windows. As often as possible she indulges her wanderlust by travel and pretends it’s all the name of research.
Clare’s novels feature places she knows well and she does extensive research to build the period and geographic flavour of her books. A common theme to her books is displacement ­– people forced out of their comfortable and familiar way of life and compelled to adapt to difficult and hostile circumstances often in a distant land.

CLARE FLYNN
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The View From Endless Street by Rebecca Lloyd

EndlessStreet_CVR_XSML (427x640)With this collection of short stories set in the south of England and beyond, Rebecca Lloyd explores relationships and the brave or foolish things they can make people do.
These stories about murder and ghosts, delusion and desperation, obsession and arson, show readers a sometimes sweet, sometimes macabre vision of humanity.
Rebecca Lloyd channels Roald Dahl’s wit and flair for the unexpected in this collection that will appeal to the quirky side of the literary reader.
________________________________photo by Rosie TomlinsonRebecca Lloyd lives in the city of Bristol in the South West of England. She has two daughters and three grandsons. Apart from fiction writing, she works as a writing tutor and editor. She won the Bristol Short Story Prize in 2008 for a single story – The River, and in 2010 was a semi-finalist in both the Hudson Prize for a short story collection and the Dundee International Book Prize for a novel.

In 2014, she was shortlisted in the first annual Paul Bowles Award in Short Fiction. She is the author of Halfling, (Walker Books 2011), co-editor of the anthology Pangea, (Thames River Press 2012), and author of the short story collection Mercy, (Tartarus Press 2014).
TITLE:- THE VIEW FROM ENDLESS STREET  [WIDO PUBLISHING APRIL 2014]
ISBN:- 978-1-937178-48-2
GENRE:- SHORT STORY COLLECTION
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