The Truth in Fiction

The Truth in Fiction The Truth in Fiction is a collection of eighteen short stories written and collated over the last ten years Many of them are stories written about the streets of London the cities of Europe and locat

  • Title: The Truth in Fiction
  • Author: Peter Crawley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Truth in Fiction is a collection of eighteen short stories written and collated over the last ten years Many of them are stories written about the streets of London, the cities of Europe and locations as far afield as the mountains around Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand Some of these stories are narrated by the central character, whereby we listen to his orThe Truth in Fiction is a collection of eighteen short stories written and collated over the last ten years Many of them are stories written about the streets of London, the cities of Europe and locations as far afield as the mountains around Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand Some of these stories are narrated by the central character, whereby we listen to his or her appreciation of events, and the remainder are told in the third person, where the reader is invited to draw his or her own conclusions from the tale In A Prodigious Epiphany for Padraig , written in Santiago de Compostela at the end of walking the Camino de Santiago, we meet Padraig O Rahilly as he passes the evening enjoying the fiesta of the literary heroes of Galicia and during which he confesses to his young guide the motivations for his pilgrimage to the city In Geneva , a young UNHCR lawyer, waiting for his flight to be called, is approached by a timid Iranian refugee, who asks the lawyer to record in a journal the strange tale of how he has come to be in the city Finally, I Know tells the story of two women who meet for the first time at a wake and come to realise they both knew the recently departed rather better than many of those who have come to pay their respects The topics of each story vary between those of love and loss, coincidence, taking gentle pokes at social prejudice and how it is that the harsher lessons of life are often those most valuable The Truth in Fiction will appeal to fans of short stories, and those who enjoy travelling.

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    1. The stories carry the reader all over the world, in different types of environment. From exploring beaches to mountains and slopes, forests and cities, the characters are guides into different worlds. These stories are unrelated and very different subjectwise, but they share similar elements as well. There were some that I liked more than others, but the overall impression was good. When the reader reaches the end, the author comes back in and shares the real life aspects that led to the creatio [...]

    2. I read this on my latest holiday and finished it at one sitting which is unusual for a book of short stories. normally I need to take a break and come back to it, dipping into it at intervals, but with this book I just wanted to see what the next one had in store for me! I can't decide which one I liked most as they all had something different to offer, I shall have to read them all again and write my impressions down as I go along next time, then I may be able to decide. Suffice to say I would [...]

    3. The stories in this collection were written over the last ten years and are based mainly in Europe. Many are either set in Great Britain or involve an Englishman abroad. The only ones not set in Europe are the first set in New Zealand and the last set in the Windward Islands. At the end of the collection are Crawley's bases for the stories as well as a tribute to the many people who contributed to the stories.It is a light hearted collection and well worth a lookC from NetGalley and publisher fo [...]

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