<p><b>A special reissue from Head of Zeus's bestselling anthology collection of the best 100 short stories written by women, selected by Victoria Hislop, one of the nation's favourite novelists.</b></p><p>Witty, heartbreaking, shocking, satirical: the short story can excite or sadden, entice or repulse. The one thing it can never be is dull. Now Victoria Hislop has collected 100 stories from her favourite women writers into one volume.</p><p>Here are Man Booker Prize-winners and Nobel Laureates, feminists and famous wits, national treasures and rising stars, all handpicked by one of the nation's best-loved novelists.</p><p>Featuring an all-star cast of authors including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Miranda July, Doris Lessing, Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf, <i>The Story</i> is the biggest and most beautiful collection of women's short fiction in print today.</p>
<p>A special edition of the best 100 short stories written by women, selected and introduced by novelist Victoria Hislop.</p>
'[This] has given me more pleasure this year than almost all the rest of my reading put together'
This huge, beautiful book is a treasure chest ... A collection so good, it's essential'
'A rich feast'
'A celebration of female writers with contributions from many of our favourites'
Beautiful ... Glittering ... The scope is wide, rich and often unexpected'
<p>The biggest, most beautiful collection of women's writing in print, each story handpicked by bestselling author Victoria Hislop, who is a passionate ambassador for the short story.</p>
<p>One of ten special reissues for HoZ's anniversary: handsome flexi-bound editions with foil detailing and specially commissioned cover illustration.</p>
<p>HoZ's bestselling anthology series has sold 250,000 copies across all formats.</p>
<p>MARKET: Victoria Hislop; Virginia Woolf; Alice Munro.</p>