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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sandlands by Rosy Thornton


The book was sent to me by the author herself and I am so grateful for receiving this.

The collection of short stories was  so descriptive (especially for a person from overseas) that it brought England very close to me. Not just the physical description of coastal England but also the culture and people and most importantly the flora and fauna of rural England.

The sixteen short stories are emotional. They are also concise. A very difficult balance to maintain and one that is so for all the stories.

There is quite a bit of folklore, there is excellent characterization and the whole collection is brought totally to life and one felt one was actually living in the Suffolk countryside.

I loved the collection.


  1. What a lovely review. My history with short story collections is not the best but I'll keep it in mind for when I'm in the mood for reading something short - which does happen from time to time.

  2. I do enjoy short story collections but rarely read them for some reason. This sounds good.

  3. Thank you so much for reading my stories, Mystica, and for your kind comments!

  4. (Sorry - that was me! Forgot to add my name!)