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Stories to Get You Through the Night is a collection to remedy life's stresses and strains. Inside you will find writing from the greatest of classic and contemporary authors; stories that will brighten and inspire, move and delight, soothe and restore in equal measure.

This is an anthology to devour or to savour at your leisure, each story a perfectly imagined whole to be
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published 2010 by Vintage Classics
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picked up this anthology, I admit it, because of the beautiful, beautiful cover. I spotted it on the shelves in Waterstones just before my birthday and before I knew it, I was buying it. I’m not personally a lover of short stories, I prefer stories I can bury myself in for a couple of nights at a time and get lost in. But this collection works well together.

I picked this up because I spotted a range of authors within the book whom I’d always wanted to read the works of, but wasn’t sure if I’d
Emma Thompson
This is quite a strange book, really. It's a collection of short stories but even now I've not sure what the unifying theme is meant to be. I liked the idea of stories to get you through the night, which I thought meant stories to bring you through those dark hours on nights where sleep won't come, and we've all had those nights. I'm not sure the collection works as that, though there are no doubt some lovely stories in it.

The stories collected here were generally classics and of a high quality,
What inticed me about this short story collection was the way it had been designed. Stories sorted by different categories, stories that you can supposedly read before retiring to bed, stories that will suit a certain mood. However, I found the stories mostly feel short of that goal. They were great stories in themselves, but the completely uneven page count and lack of cohesive theme or mood made it difficult to dive into the book as a whole. Maybe it would have been better to read the short st ...more
The varied colours of the human psyche - they all come out in "Stories to Get You Through the Night". If on one hand, Haruki Murakami makes one meet the inner self that falters so often, Kate Chopin sheds light on the 'other' that exists corseted within all of us. From times good to times bad, these stories took me through a whole range of emotions. So when I look back on the day when I'd almost kept this book down and picked up something else, I smile. Because these were stories that not just f ...more
Julia ✩
It's quite difficult for me to rate this book. This collection of short stories provides various themes from different authors and different eras. I liked some of them a lot, and others not much at all. To be completely honest, I've had read better collections than this one. But try and see for yourself, if you're curious. Give it a go.
Rizqy Aryadi
A great collection for a long night, and a great introduction to the various classic writers included inside.
I like it, especially before does make me sleep, soundly!
I' m a part time insomniac, and this was a great book to while away the time. Gotta love Murakami!
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I was born in December 1952, in Yorkshire, the second of four children. My father was the eldest of twelve, and this extended family has no doubt had a strong influence on my life, as have my own children. In a large family you hear a great many stories. You also come to understand very early that stories hold quite different meanings for different listeners, and can be recast from many viewpoints ...more
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