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The Sunday Night Book Club

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  13 reviews
In collaboration with Woman and Home and Breast Cancer Care, twenty-four of our favourite women's fiction authors - from Wendy Holden, Cathy Kelly and Penny Vincenzi to Joanne Harris, Andrea Levy and Alexander McCall Smith, to name just a few - have generously donated their fiction for an unmissable collection of stories. They tell of friendship and love, passion and betra ...more
Paperback, 383 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by Arrow
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Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it
The Sunday Night Book Club is a compilation of twenty-five short stories by twenty-four well known authors. The likes of Cathy Kelly, Alexander McCall-Smith, Penny Vincenzi, Joanne Harris, Maggie O’Farrell, Katie Fforde, Nicci Gerrard and Tracey Chevalier all make a contribution. Both the quality and subject matter of the stories is variable and this is an excellent way for readers to get a taste of an author’s work without committing to a whole novel. Romantic cruises, learning to read, reminis ...more
I really love the cover, it's so Me :) and the fact that this book is written to support Breast Care really touch me heart. Okay, the book consists of several stories by several writers.

Out of The Apple Tree by Veronica Bright reminds me of the way Maeve Binchy wrote her books, full of compassionate, wisdom and love. From the story Veronica taught us, the readers, not to judge a person by his/her appearance by creating Mr.Lancaster who was seemed so scary to everybody but a little girl named Jes
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
As with most short-story compilations, some were good and some were bad. This one was better than most, since I didn't actually skip any of the stories. I even finished both (Why did he get TWO?) Alexander McCall Smith stories, and I don't even like his writing.

I was disappointed only in the fact that I thought the stories were going to be about reading and/or books, based on the title. One story was about reading, and it actually was my favorite one. Most seemed to be about forty-something wome
Oct 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
quotes#683044 The Sunday Night Book Club

She wanted to go home with at least a faint tan or Sadie would accuse her of spending a week in the shade with her book like an ancient spinster. p166
[comment: from cruise]

"Tell you what," says John seeing the horror written all over my face, "I'll read one page, you read the next."
"Isn't that cheating?"
"What do you mean, cheating?"
"This is the book Mum said if I read it all, she'd take me to the cinema." p26
[what I do with my girls when reading. in this c
Feb 16, 2010 rated it did not like it
A collection of short stories by over twenty different women's writers in aid of breast cancer care. A noble cause, but unfortunately this book left me wishing I had just donated the money instead. Most of the stories were based on similar topics, e.g. women having mid-life crises, and I found them to be boring, pointless and instantly forgettable.
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I am normally not that keen on short stories and find that I skip stories I can't get into, however with this book I did not skip any!

I found that the stories where easy reading, it also gave me a taste of different authors and there will definitly be a few authors I would like to try out in the future.

Nov 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Some nice light dip-into short stories to fill in a gap. Some more entertaining than others.
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Very easy beach/plane/gym read...
Chrissie Wilson
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
finished this book weeks ago it's full of short storys so if you have lost your reading mojo then try this as it's easy to get into & will get you back into your normal reading patton in no time
May 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Short stories are never really my cup of tea, a few good ones in there from Joanne Harris, Cathy Kelly and Penny Vincenzi.
Nazia Ahmed
Apr 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nice collection of short stories written by twenty-four different women's writers in aid of breast cancer care...
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed some of the stories and disliked others. Not the best collection of short stories.
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A book of good short stories. A good read and an excellent way to find new authors to read.
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Wendy Holden grew up in Yorkshire, and studied English at Girton College, Cambridge. She worked in magazines for many years before joining Tatler's in 1997 as deputy editor, and later moved to the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, which she left in 2000 to concentrate on writing. She regularly writes features for newspapers and magazines on a range of social, topical and lifestyle subjects and is als ...more