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12 of the best British short stories you’ve never read

By Sam Haysom


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Short stories are underrated.

If you were asked to name a famous novel, or even a famous poem, you could probably rattle off at least a handful quite comfortably off the top of your head.

But try and think of the titles of a few famous short stories. It’s harder, isn’t it?

It might be because they’re less lucrative than novels and less widely-studied than poetry, but short stories tend to fall into something of a literary no-man’s land. …

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