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Midsummer Nights: Tales from the Opera:: with Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Ali Smith & more

Jeanette Winterson

4 Reviews

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Short stories

Specially commissioned short story collection with stellar contributors, all based on the stories behind favourite operas.

With Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew O'Hagan, Kate Mosse, Andrew Motion, Colm Toibin, Joanna Trollope, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson & more

In this stunning collection, the best and brightest writers working today reimagine familiar stories from the greatest operas. Don Giovanni's ghost haunts a young boy, Fidelio meets Porgy and Bess and two hapless men stage a Mozartian love test. Long-lost loves enter the dating game and undying witches finally get grey hairs. Funny, macabre or irreverent, these stories are charming for any opera lover and a beguiling collection in their own right.

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Praise for Midsummer Nights: Tales from the Opera:: with Kate Atkinson, Sebastian Barry, Ali Smith & more

  • Winterson's stellar cast delivers plenty of incident as well as atmosphere to power this upbeat collection - Financial Times

  • Soars to some hugely enjoyable climaxes - Irish Times

  • Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun - The Times

  • Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact - Spectator

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