A sparkling collection of short story gems which includes contributions by Sophie King (The School Run), Jane Wenham-Jones (Wannabe A Writer?), Sue Moorcroft (All That Mularkey), Della Galton (How To Write and Sell Short Stories) and Lisa Main (In Fortune's Footsteps)....
|Title||:||Diamonds and Pearls|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Diamonds and Pearls Reviews
A perfect little book to keep by your bed or in your bag.Each of the 34 stories is just long enough to engage the reader and leave them with either a smile or a touch of wisdom.The contributors have a proven record of being published in popular magazines and many of these stories have appeared elsewhere.Unfortunately a few typos have crept in, but these are more annoying than a distraction.A typically British story seemed to have travelled to America, collected some words and returned without quite reaching the Statue of Liberty. And one story contained so many exclamation marks they demanded to be counted!It might be unfair to highlight one writer, but Della Galton's Love and Chocolate had a real emotional tug - still reaching for the heart weeks later.Niggles apart, this is a lovely book, full of charm and good hearts.What a great initiative, bringing together these writers for such a wonderful cause - raising money for the Against Breast Cancer charity - just a shame to spot the errors.
This is an collection of short stories with something for everyone. Plenty of well-known authors as well as plenty of lesser known ones too. Many are ordinary everyday stories of events in ordinary people’s lives but there are others featuring life changing events as well as some which have supernatural and mystery elements.This collection kept me pleasantly occupied for part of two evenings and while I didn’t like some of the stories the majority I found entertaining and well written.There were only a couple of stories which I found too disturbing to read and these were ‘Cyber Ghosts’ which sent shivers down my spine in a very unpleasant way and ‘Forging Magic’ which left me with a nasty feeling though I’m not sure why. Others may feel differently. Overall this is an entertaining and varied collection of short stories.
I bought this book, firstly because the proceeds go to charity, and secondly I wanted to research short stories, helping me develop some of my own ideas and make them better. They were all the kind of stories you would find in women's magazines - so perfect research material - written by different authors.This anthology is a really handy book to have on your Kindle/eReader! Lots of short stories to dip into, ideal for commuting or a short trip. I only decided that I needed to finish it before starting another book, because I wanted it included in my final book total for the year. The quality of all the stories was generally very good. There was only one I remember having maybe more typo/grammar mistakes, and not quite up to the standard of the others, but nothing major. I enjoyed most of the stories, some were better than others, but that could be more down to my taste.
Like eating chocolates, in a good way --you have to have just one more story. Perfect for a rainy-day read by the fire.
Some stories, like some authors, are better than others.