Angela Huth is one our most consistently enthralling novelists, with a career that spans such critically acclaimed works as LAND GIRLS, WIVES OF THE FISHERMEN and OF LOVE AND SLAUGHTER. But she is also a master of the short story, as this succulent retrospective spanning 25 years reveals. This new anthology contains the very best of Angela's three short story collections - MONDAY LUNCH IN FAIRYLAND, SUCH VISITORS and ANOTHER KIND OF CINDERELLA - together with two wonderful new pieces: 'Angels Bending Near the Earth', a tale of Christmas and competitive friends; and 'The Wife and a Half', about a woman bewitched by a conversation about Byron. These are vignettes and epiphanies that bear all the hallmarks of Angela's writing skills: her eye for description, her ear for dialogue, her understanding of the subtle intricacies of human relationships. In 'Men Friends', a funeral reveals the truth about an odd couple's relationship; in 'The Bull', a rampaging animal provides the impetus for a woman to change her life; and in 'Sudden Dancer', a husband's plan to surprise his wife ends up with him being surprised himself.
Angela Huth has written three short story collections and several novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is married to a don, lives in Oxford and has two daughters.