"The art of the storyteller is to weave images and characters into a pattern. As a dyslexic, Linda uses these skills which are associated with the working of the right side of the brain, to create short stories which are a pleasure to read." James Billett 'Better known for her self-help books and punchy novels such as 'African Nights', and 'Yes and pigs might fly', Linda has applied her talents to a collection of short stories. If you like your reading pithy, profound and written by a writer with a strong social conscience - then you will love this eclectic mix.' Bookopedia Pick a tale and escape into the land of 'The Story Tree' either for a longer bedtime story or a five minute coffee break. These entertaining stories will have you avidly turning the pages, dying to know what happens - which is quite often not what you expect. I read them all at once and thoroughly enjoyed them. Whether you like spooky, mystical, humorous, crime, heart warming love stories or just something unusual, you will find it in this eclectic little collection. Eliza Jane Goes, author of two novels:, 'Fusion' and 'The Cosmopolites' available from: www.elizajanegoesahead.com A fine collection of short stories by Linda Louisa Dell, impressive in their diversity - from the lyrical opener about the legend of two lost lovers, through a rich variety of differing and always intriguing themes written with depth and feeling; in turn moving, challenging, sometimes hauntingly sad, often humorous, and always entertainingly uplifting. Highly recommended. Robin Squire, whose reality novel: The Making Of A Britflick about the pitfalls and pratfalls of getting an independent film made in Britain is soon to be published by Tagman Press.
Patrick Suskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris 'In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent ...' 'An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution' Guardian 'A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity ...Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading' Literary Review 'A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay ...a remarkable debut' Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review 'Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon ...Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature' Figaro 'An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy' Daily Telegraph 'Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing' Observer Patrick Suskind was born near Munich, in 1949. He studied medieval and modern history at the University of Munich. His first play, The Double Bass, was written in 1980 and became an international success. His first novel, Perfume, became an internationally acclaimed bestseller. He is also the author of The Pigeon and Mr. Summer's Story, and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal. Patrick Suskind lives and writes in Munich.
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