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By: Christopher Elliott


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Bocconcini, a cornucopia of stories, a horn of plenty: youth, art, love, life, Ireland, Italy, Thailand, the macabre, the forbidden, age, and much else. 150 dives into other worlds, other moments, emotions recollected in tranquillity. Points of departure, reflection, possibly even action. New insights into the familiar, a new friend warranting a place among earlier friends.

In the mid-sixties, Christopher Elliott, then a student of English and French literature at Trinity College, Dublin, found himself in a small group studying short story writing with the great Irish writer, Frank O’Connor. Elliott’s first pieces were not successful. “You have to tell a story,” said the master. “If there’s no story, there’s nothing.” But in those years, Christopher Elliott had few stories to tell. Today, many years later, the world has remedied that.

Customer Reviews
5 reviews
5 reviews
  • Siriyakon Kanta

    To be honest I bought the book because I liked the photo. I saw there were many short stories which suits me because often I only have short free time. But now so happy because the stories wonderful and my English is really getting better. So buy Bocconcini it’s great, best book I have,

  • John Lynham

    A very readable anthology of stories, memories, poems – a tapestry of a life well lived, and lives colourfully imagined. Elliott has an economical way with words that quickly seduces you into his world. A delightful companion on a long journey.

  • Graciela Segura

    Delightful, never a dull page. Waiting for the next from Elliott

  • Andreas Kohler (D)

    These short stories from different corners of our world were like an unexpected, entertaining encounter, with a voyeuristic desire for more.
    A welcome everyday companion in terms of format, which sweetens some waiting times and lets you forget one or the other appointment.
    Finally … with his 150 "Small Bites" selected in BOCCONCINI, Ch. Elliott succeeds in whetting the appetite for more exciting delicacies.
    Addiction potential included. A "big hit" with a small book!

  • John Stroosnijder

    MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT … it’s the Credo of the book!
    I feel like I’m strolling relaxed through a
    wonderful garden and discover an abundance of different impressions.
    With this entertaining walk, I wish that this journey should never end. BON VOYAGE!

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