Alan Beard's long-awaited second short story collection follows his groundbreaking debut collection Taking Doreen out of the Sky, which received glowing tributes in reviews in 1997 and won the author the prestigious Tom Gallon Award.
Born in Tewkesbury, Alan Beard, married with teenage daughters, has lived in Birmingham for 25 years. He works as a librarian for the Birmingham City University and is secretary of a successful writers group. His stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and in many literary magazines and anthologies in England and USA.
'A truly fine collection' * The Times * 'Beard achieves a startling poignancy' * Times Literary Supplement * 'Superb . . . His approach combines an often startling desire for stylistic experimentation with an honest commitment to the issues of the day' * Time Out *