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A Thread of Truth

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In this book, the first collection from London writer Nina Allan, the full range of her styles is evident. Often using only the tiniest hints of the unusual or otherworldly to colour her narratives, these stories are rooted squarely in both the meticulously observed modern world and the traditions of British Macabre and Slipstream writing. They are subtle and elegantly cra ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Eibonvale Press
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Seregil of Rhiminee
Originally published at Risingshadow.

Nina Allan's A Thread of Truth is an excellent debut short story collection (it was published by Eibonvale Press in 2007). This short story serves as a perfect indicator of Nina Allan's writing talents, because it reveals how good and talented an author she is and how well she writes about characters and happenings.

A Thread of Truth beautifully showcases all the different nuances and flavours of Nina Allan's literary writing style. She writes fascinatingly da
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Mar 03, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of eight short stories which can best be summed up from quoting one of the characters in "Queen South": 'I had read somewhere that it wasn't the story that mattered but the art in the tale.'

Nina is a master of understatement. Her stories are chock full of details and descriptions which often have no bearing on the main thrust of the story, but once the piece has finished make you realise that was where the heart of the tale lay. Whilst SF and horror tropes haunt the peripher
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