Purple Swamp Hen & Other Stories

£8.99

A dream house that is hiding something sinister; two women having lunch who share a husband; an old woman doing her weekly supermarket shop with a secret past that no one could guess; a couple who don’t know each other at all even after 15 years together; and, in the story from which this collection takes its name, a bird and a servant girl in ancient Pompeii who cannot converse, but share a perfect understanding. In this collection of short stories, Penelope Lively shows that she remains a master of her craft, and one of our finest English writers.

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