(Who offered this spontaneously - and asked to be anonymous. Because he/she refuses all approaches for quotes - and didn’t want to upset everyone who’d been turned down!)
Note: Philippa read the book as a consultant, in case she felt able to recommend it to an agent. She agreed that it was a little too unusual as it stood! - and all her suggestions were ignored... But she still liked it anyway.
Philippa was named as one of publishing's Rising Stars by the Bookseller journal in 2014, and as one of publishing's Unsung Heroes by WhiteFox in 2016.
“really fun to read” (USA)
“some of it reminds me of the very clever Czech and Russian writers I studied” (UK)
“subtle and intelligent stories” (Germany)
“a work of high imagination” (France)
“I enjoyed reading these short stories so much... highly recommended!” (UK)
“very interesting way of describing the world” (Germany)
“I love it” (Serbia)
“Some of these stories will seem so politically incorrect, if the reader is tone deaf to irony or satire! For example, the monologue in which a clearly old-fashioned speaker suggests that it may be easier to keep a "mistress" than a dog, because you don't have to walk her every day... Please do NOT read if you think that Swift was being serious in his "Modest Proposal"...
“Also not recommended for: Christians; optimists; those hoping for nice stories about dogs...”
Paperback, 132pp: ISBN 978-0-9955934-0-4
Kindle ebook: ISBN 978-0-9955934-1-1
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