Keeley is one of the few hairdressers left in the kingdom when the resident dictator requires a new hair cut. Terrified of saying no, three guards whisk her off to the palace to trim his ‘Eminence’s’ hair. Victoria Smith’s witty and deftly told short story is one for Angela Carter fans everywhere.
Dad just wants a quiet night in front of the tele, but when next-door starts playing loud music the evening takes a nasty turn. Emily Slade’s short story, ‘A Very British Rebellion,’ unites sharp dialogue with jolting images in an off-kilter tale about un-neighbourly hostilities.
After several years in London, Jamaican servant Frannie Langton finds herself on trial for the murder of her English master and mistress – but she has no memory of that fatal evening. Our arts contributor, My Ly, reviews Sara Collins’ atmospheric and evocative debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton.