A spectacular treasury of the best British short stories published in the last twenty years.
Philip Hensher is the editor of the highly praised two-volume Penguin Book of the British Short Story. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. His most recent novel is The Friendly Ones (2018).
Sometimes - not often - a book comes along that feels like
Christmas. A Santa's sack of goodies to be unwrapped, revealing
ever more lovely treats. Philip Hensher's timely, but timeless,
selection of the best short stories from the past 20 years is that
kind of book. In fact, his introduction is as enriching as anything
that has been published this year. -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times
Like its predecessors, this volume is a feast, and every morsel worth savouring * Literary Review *