Adventures of the spirit that illuminate the courage of ordinary people: the everyday splendour of Her Majesty… This bold, sharp-eyed anthology casts a crystalline light on contemporary lives. Modern dilemmas jostle with ancient themes: fertility, loneliness, survival. Stylish, witty stories from some of the UK’s best women writers told with an energy that will dazzle and delight.
‘Modern love in 21st century Britain in all its living, breathing, screaming technicolour…’ - Laura Hird.
‘Teeming with life and truth and with a rare quality of intimacy that made me feel I’d been admitted to private worlds I’d known nothing about.’
- Nell Dunn
‘The isolation of caring for a new baby has never been so well described as it is in Annie Murray’s 'SeaSky' and yet the effect is not negative. The narrator compares her life with that of the Victorian heroine Grace Darling and comes to discover that she isn’t lost at sea after all…’ - Quality Women’s Fiction
All the way from Birmingham to Trinidad, Colombia and Canada, by way of Wales, Essex, Liverpool and London, Going the Distance features twenty startling and original short stories by two generations of widely published and talented writers.
'Going the Distance holds a world between its covers…'
Sebastian Barker, London Magazine
'Spiky, eclectic, idiosyncratic by turns…' - D.J. Taylor
'Annie Murray’s TheTonsil Machine is a deftly enveloping mood piece, written with a delicate but edgy lyricism that evokes the flowering of repulsion in a child’s mind.' - Birmingham Post