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Revenge, rejection, resilience and revival: they’re all represented in this collection of fourteen short stories from author Pauline Wiles.

Ranging in length from just 99 words to long-enough-for-a-second-cup-of-tea, these stories feature locations from Switzerland to Seattle and the popular fictional English village of Saffron Sweeting in between. Some are light, several a
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ebook, 78 pages
Published December 13th 2017
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Lynn Brown
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fabulous selection of short stories this is. I love Pauline's writing as she is able to capture the most mundane and everyday occurrences that has you thinking - yes! that's exactly what happens. Such as when Becky has the thin plastic handles cut into her fingers from the groceries she's carrying.

Some stories are very short - just a page. Unlike some short stories where you turn that last page and are left wondering - "what just happened" or "is that it!" These stories have a satisfying
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Tracey Gemmell
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Having read all three of the 'Saffron Sweeting' novels, I thought I knew what I was in for with 'Attention Span and other stories'. I knew I'd get beautifully crafted, well-developed and humorous tales that left me wanting more. And I was right. The fun trip back to Saffron Sweeting in 'The List Maker' was a joy. Anyone dating needs to approach list-making like this. But what I hadn't foreseen was the dark side ('Checking In' and 'Traffic Lights'), the out-of-the-blue twists ('Daffodils'), the q ...more
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British by birth, Pauline is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes.

Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, reached the quarter final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was a number one Kindle Best Seller. The stand-alone prequel, Secrets in the Sky, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly as ‘an enticing read’.
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