Motherhood: Vintage Minis
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"Helen Simpson is a writer with such a gift for sweet tenderness that one could almost overlook the glittering sharpness of the insights... Not many writers manage to be as funny as Helen Simpson without sacrificing the honesty that her writing unmistakably has" -- Philip Hensher Mail on Sunday
Helen Simpson's sixth short-story collection, Cockfosters, follows Four Bare Legs in a Bed (1990), Dear George (1995), Hey Yeah Right Get a Life (2000), Constitutional (2005) and In-Flight Entertainment (2010). A Bunch of Fives: Selected Stories (2012) includes five stories from each of her first five collections. She has received the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M.Forster Award. She lives in London.