About this book
Now in B format, this collection of humorous short stories about women has been praised for its well-studied perception of the mundane. Helen Simpson has previously been chosen as a "Sunday Times" Young Writer of the Year, she's won the Somerset Maugham Award, and she has been chosen as one of Granta's Twenty Best Young British Novelists. "This is Simpson's third collection and her best. It is beautifully structured... sharp, poetic and marvellously witty" "The Observer".
In this collection - Simpson's third - each short story complements the others in depicting the hectic, day-to-day whirlpool of women's lives, at work, at home, and on holiday. Confronted by situations ranging from excruciating to hilarious, there will be a high-recognition factor for many readers.