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"The Song is Ended & Other Stories"

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Although this collection of fifteen short stories is fictional, it reflects my wide experience of life, as I have always been told to “write about what you know”. Thus there are stories about singers and accompanists, teachers and pupils, and older people trying to adjust to inevitable changes in their lives. Settings are South African or British, and stories take place on ...more
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Any fan of short stories will enjoy this selection of entertaining tales by Jean Collen. The author presents women's viewpoints, emotions, and experiences accurately and uniquely. The women characters are interesting, complex, and sympathetic (the men are mostly cads). One wonders how much is autobiographical. The writing is descriptive and precise. The style flows nicely, making for easy and pleasant reading. "The Wedding Singer", "Miss Stratton Disappears", and "The Sunset G
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Fiona Compton is the pen name for Jean Collen's fiction works. Fiona has written several novels and a book of short stories. She is a classical musician so her books have a musical background. She has chosen to publish her books independently and they may be viewed at:
She has published the fourth novel in the Malcolm Craig series, called "A Song for You and

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