Tag: short stories

Sir Humphrey Mackworth, ‘a genius richer than thy mines below’

March 20, 2021 0 Comments
Sir Humphrey Mackworth, ‘a genius richer than thy mines below’

The earth, thy great exchequer, ready lies is the title of a superb new collection of stories by the Welsh writer Jo Lloyd, who won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2019.  The nine pieces are very different one from another, in subject, setting and register.  But they all share at least two things. […]

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The Obituarist

May 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Obituarist

For a living Jones wrote people up when they died. This was not strictly true. Some people he picked up before they corpsed, and did a dry run on them. Facts, dates and, if he felt interested enough, a sharp phrase or quotation he half-remembered from a colour supplement twenty years ago. This helped, because […]

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