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Lying Together

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
From the author of Girl in a Blue Dress—longlisted for the Man Booker Prizein 2008—comes a collection of stories on the problems, secrets, and lies that effect every relationship

Drawing on the experiences of people as they struggle with the day to day issues, prize-listed author Gaynor Arnold explores relationships in unflinching detail—but with a light romance and ironic
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Tindal Street Press (first published February 3rd 2011)
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Alan
Feb 23, 2011 Alan rated it really liked it
I'm saying that this book is 'to-read', but in fact I have read most of the stories within over the years because Gaynor is in my writer's group. The book is launched on Feb 2nd. I am going to be hopelessly biased when I review it because not only is she a fellow group member but we have been good friends for over twenty years.

... I missed the launch due to illness. Still I'll see Gaynor this week and get her to sign it.

It was great to read these stories again and get more out of them. Gaynor's
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Anne
May 23, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
I was really impressed by Gaynor Arnold's debut novel; The Girl In The Blue Dress, it was one of my favourite reads of 2008 and was longlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize.

Lying Together is Arnold's collection of short stories, and published by Tindal Street Press in 2011. I was very curious to discover if her short stories would compare with the brilliance of the full-length novel.

This is a collection of stories based on broken relationships, and broken people. Gaynor Arno
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Helen
Nov 01, 2015 Helen rated it really liked it
Collection of 15 short stories by the author of "Girl in a blue dress". These are quite different from that in that there is no historical setting or context - these stories are mainly about broken relationships, and some of them perhaps influences by the author's profession of social worker. I think some of them may have been broadcast as I am sure one or two are already familiar. Mixed, of course as in any collection some stories are going to appeal more than others: several leave you at the ...more
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