The Seduction of Celia: A Collection of Short Stories

The Seduction of Celia: A Collection of Short Stories

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Pages: 
148
£5.99
ISBN:
9781785548178

In The Seduction of Celia - A Collection of Short Stories, Andrew Dicker presents a polished set of tales which focus on the emotional psychology of the characters involved. What hope for Billy when his mother is a drug addict? Is Mabel really mad or just old, and how will she get along with the strange young woman sent to assess her? Will Vicky, a recent mother of twins, regain her figure and will she really try prostitution as a career, or is that just desperation? Celia, very alluring, very intelligent and successful, but why is a relationship so hard to achieve?
In this absorbing collection of short stories, Dicker examines the strata of society and throws into partial relief the things that make us who we are.

Andrew Dicker

Andrew
Dicker

Andrew Dicker retired from a 30 year career in the NHS and embarked on a writing project, because it is something he had always wanted to do, but never had the time until now. His main reason for writing is because he finds it enjoyable and absorbing. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

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Amanda Hamilton
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My enjoyment of individual stories has been a straight function of their subject matter. I particularly liked “Mabel”, a gentle tale of a 92 year old lady who unilaterally reverses role with her CPN and becomes her confessor and emotional tutor. While “Celia” leads us through a professional woman’s naïve confrontation and management of her unwanted sexual allure. These contrast sharply with “Billy”, a story set against a background of drug abuse. And “Sophie”s quiet acceptance of culture-driven domestic violence and its appalling aftermath. Not my favourite topics and ones I find upsetting and hard work. Turning to the very much more tricky area of written style. I think Andrew Dicker is a skilled and imaginative teller of stories.

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