Once Upon A Time There Was A Traveller

Once Upon A Time There Was A Traveller

Asham Award-winning Stories

Book - 2013
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Virago Press and the Asham Award, the foremost prize for stories by women, present a collection of tales to send you to places you've never been before . . .

Here are tales of people who travel far and those who stay at home and dream; of strange things in suitcases; of roads that should not have been taken; of exotic cities and shabby towns. Some are running away, and some are travelling to come home.

With new stories from well-known writers, including Helen Dunmore, and an Angela Carter fable, this is a book to tuck in your backpack, your valise or to enjoy, deep in your armchair, for no one can fail to be hooked by those beguiling words: once upon a time there was a traveller . . .
Publisher: London :, Virago,, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781844086849
Branch Call Number: FICTION ONC

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Syd_M
Mar 17, 2015

A decent collection of travel stories, although the theme of 'travel' was tenuous for some. There were a few I really enjoyed ('Journey to the Brother's Farm', by Pippa Gough; 'The Elephant in the Suitcase', by Deepa Anappara; 'Leaving Her', by Dianna Swennes Smith; 'Level and Nearly Unaffected', by Carol Rowntree Jones), but the rest didn't strike a strong chord with me. The final story, which was really an excerpt from Angela Carter's 'The Magic Toyshop', wasn't enough of an story on it's own for my tastes, and I was left feeling irritated by the cliffhanger.

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