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The Silk Peacock by Hilary West

This is an interesting and very varied collection of short stories. The overall style is literary fiction, but there are some murder mysteries mixed in there too. Most of the stories are strictly realistic, but some have elements of fantasy, like Dreamcatcher, about a man who sells dreams which can affect the person’s real life. My favourite story was The Greenhouse. It’s a patient, poignant tale of an unmarried woman, Lilian, who appears to have given up on life and spends all her time in her greenhouse, until she meets… Read More