Lying In Bed

Lying In Bed

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Do you cover up or reveal it all; seek revenge or just reassurance; let the truth be naked as the day or cloaked in a night-time story? The men and women of Polly Samson's debut fiction all have stories to tell, pasts to forget, futures to forge. Manipulative or meek, used or using, all are aware of the power of truth, deception and little white lies to get what they want or sometimes what they deserve. Some are concerned with the economies of speech, those little 'kindnesses' which protect our loved ones but really ourselves; some investigate the warped logic which adults serve out to children to keep them 'innocent'; all are concerned with the beds we make and the lies we tell in them. . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 200 x 131 x 15mm | 157g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844087085
  • 9781844087082
  • 728,596

Review quote

"haunting and satisfying collection" and say that "the stories disrupt and eruptjust like the relationships so honestly examined within them...It is the stuff that unsettles that makes this collection so deeply touching."Publishers Weekly"
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About Polly Samson

Polly Samson has worked in publishing and as a journalist, most recently for the SUNDAY TIMES. She is married with three young sons.
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Rating details

64 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 25% (16)
4 38% (24)
3 20% (13)
2 9% (6)
1 8% (5)
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