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This anthology showcases the very best in humorous short story writing, by outstanding contemporary women writers, including Kathy Lette, Sadia Azmat, Lucy Vine, Josie Long, Paula Lennon, and many more.

It includes the winning and shortlisted stories from the Comedy Women in Print Short Story Prize.

From tales of a narcoleptic biscuit lover, con artists with a twist, and the accidental death of a hamster; to consequences of accidental gluing, the imagined world of extreme shopping, and the delightfully surreal world of canine dating, these 15 boldly imaginative stories range across a multitude of genres and themes.

Each proves the power of the short story to disarm, tickle or simply entertain.

  • Publisher: Duckworth Books
  • ISBN: 9781788424639
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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The Book of Witty Women
Not that witty sadly…
This was very much a mixed bag of short stories for me. I expected from the title for them to be funny, but most weren’t at all. One (Hapless) was so awful... READ MORE
Suzanne Ellison
The Book of Witty Women
Not a laugh out loud book
I was really looking forward to reading The Book of Witty Women. Names like Kathy Lette and Helen Lederer drew me in. Now, I know that witty is not the sam... READ MORE
Colin Edwards
The Book of Witty Women
A Mixed bag of Short Stories
This made for a very interesting collection of short stories. I went into it expecting them all to be funny, and whilst there were funny bits in most of th... READ MORE
Madison Pollard-Shore
The Book of Witty Women
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. An enjoyable collection of short stories in which everyone will have their favourites. I love this type of book a... READ MORE
Grey Lady