Sebastian Shakespeare

Celluloid Stories

Fascination

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Hamish Hamilton 209pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

WILLIAM BOYD ONCE said that if people wanted metaphysics or magical realism from his writing they should read his collected shorter fiction. His short stories tend to be bolder and more experimental than his novels. This latest collection does not disappoint on that score: it may not be weighty, but it is slick, sly and consistently entertaining.

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