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12 short story collections to sink into

These short-fiction collections will sate your narrative appetite, even when you're short on time.

A host of short story collections photographed against a red background

Sometimes life doesn’t give you time to read a novel, even when what you desire is intriguing characters, layers of meaning and settings full of depth. At times like these, the short story comes into its own.

These twelve short-story collections offer everything you’re looking for from fiction, and can be read from cover to cover in a couple of sittings, or savoured story by story over a longer period, allowing you to dip in when you have some time to spare…

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