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A Cat, a Hat and a Piece of String

By Joanne Harris

Rating: 4 stars

I’ve not read much of Joanne Harris’s work but I’ve enjoyed what I have read. This collection of short stories has some great ones in it. There are ghost stories, horror stories, stories about little old ladies with attitude, something for all tastes. Some of them take a turn for the deeply disturbing, like Cookie, about a very strange pregnancy, while others leave you indignant at the indignities that Man heaps upon Man (the two Faith and Hope stories in this collection are great examples of that, about two old ladies in a care home). The hit to miss ratio is good and it’s good for both dipping into and for binge-reading. Recommended both for established Harris fans, and newcomers wanting a taste of her style.

Book details

ISBN: 9780552778794
Publisher: Black Swan
Year of publication: 2012

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