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People who are not quite as they seem, relationships that turn out unexpectedly, individuals apparently unaware of their foibles and the fallout they create, unique characters who reveal the poignant mystery of human nature... Ten short stories that are windows into private worlds – evocative, funny, sometimes unexpectedly touching, and above all engaging the imagination a ...more
Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Published January 5th 2014
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P.A. Rudders
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A truly fascinating and poignant anthology of ten short character driven stories that centre on the lives, loves, and emotions of its characters; just as in real life, not every character here is one we sympathise with, and nor does every story end with a ‘happy ever after’ conclusion - stories that are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, occasionally heart warming, but which never fail to captivate the reader’s full attention.

In addition to the stories, there is an informative preface outlining th
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H.M. Holten
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not Like Other Stories
A collection of short stories. Weird and wonderful characters flit across the pages There’s the lonely traveller, the troubled teenager, the overprotective mother as well as actors, writers and, misfits: all in condensed form. Ms Hayes uses each short-story to create a precise impression. There’s skill as well as fantasy in her writing. An admirable achievement.
Alan Hughes
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of ten short stories by Lesley Hayes. It seems pretty much the whole of human nature is on display here and diverse, complex characters leap from the pages. I was gripped from start to finish. A crucial element in story-telling is to be able to empathise with the characters involved. And I cared, very much. This is of great credit to Lesley Hayes who clearly writes from the heart and the deep well of experience. Throughout each tale there is the meandering th ...more
Robert Jr.
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
People have learned how to hide behind smiles and frowns or the shrug of the shoulders to conceal from all but the most trusted friend their true innermost thoughts. And yet, no matter one's station in life, at some point in time we all have to face up to the truth about our lives, and when we do we realize we all have fears and we have all been hurt in one way or another. The ten short stories in NOT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE explore the hidden fears and loses we all share and manages to give them at l ...more
Tom Thorpe
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An intriguing and enjoyable collection of stories, in which the reader is shown widely differing characters, who are complex, imperfect but always believable. A range of characters, setting, narrative styles are employed to show the multi-facetted nature of what it means to be human or, in the words of the News of the World, “All human life is there”….. by the way, did I say it was a good read?
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Lesley Hayes was born in Deptford, in South East London, in 1948, and started writing almost as soon as she could talk. Her first story was published when she won a literary competition at the age of 13. Between 1966 and 1992 she was regularly and prolifically published in literary and women's magazines, writing stories, serials and articles, and in 1986 had a novel published called 'Keeping Secre ...more

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