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Lying In Bed

Polly Samson

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Fiction, Short stories

First published in 1999, this is the B format publication of the ecstatically received collection of short stories about vengeful wives, jealous husbands, femme fatales, reluctant fiancees, daddy s girls, secretive nannies and worldly children.

Do you cover up or reveal it all; seek revenge or just reassurance; let the truth be naked as the day or cloaked in a night-time story? The men and women of Polly Samson s debut fiction all have stories to tell, pasts to forget, futures to forge. Manipulative or meek, used or using, all are aware of the power of truth, deception and little white lies to get what they want or sometimes what they deserve. Some are concerned with the economies of speech, those little kindnesses which protect our loved ones but really ourselves; some investigate the warped logic which adults serve out to children to keep them innocent ; all are concerned with the beds we make and the lies we tell in them...

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Polly Samson

Polly Samson was born in London. Her previous collection, Lying in Bed, was followed by a novel, Out of the Picture. She also writes lyrics.

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