Mary Medlicott, Storyteller and Author - Storyworks

A lovely first comment on my new book!

After reading just two stories in my new book The Uses of ‘a’ , Margaret Jull Costa, translator of Javier Marías and José Saramago, has written to say she thought them ‘remarkable’.

She says: “Both  A Matter of Chance, and Chameleon Love are so beautifully written and so deliciously enigmatic and so wise too.”

The stories collected in the book were written over a wide period of my adult life. Yet it always feels like a great surprise when, as if it’s come from nowhere, I discover a new short story is there in my mind. If you get to read the book, I hope you’ll find some stories there that appeal to you.

Beautifully designed by Olwen Fowler, the book could make an excellent gift to yourself or a friend. All you have to do is click the button below. This will allow you to buy copies at £9.50 (+ p&p for the UK). Crisis, the charity for homeless people, will receive £1.00 for every copy sold.

If you’re outside the UK or would like more copies or dedications just email me:

3 Responses to “A lovely first comment on my new book!”

  1. Meg Says:

    Great news, Mary. Well done, you.
    Kind Regards

  2. Jean Says:

    Oh Mary — love the book — yes essential guide and everything that Dr Hilary Minns says — and for me personally it was revisiting those first workshops in London.. It’s hearing your voice in every page and recognising the love of stories and the belief in the importance of stories for children and well – everyone — if they will listen . Thank you for writing this wonderful book Mary — Thank you for all the stories. Jeanxx

  3. Mary Medlicott Says:

    Dear Jean, ever since those Drill Hall workshop days, you have always been so supportive. Thanks for your lovely comments on my new book. They make me feel proud to have written it.

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