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One Thousand Tales to Read Before You Die

November 18th 2013

In this feature, MIKE SMITH explores The World’s Thousand Best Short Stories: ‘Some of the stories are still well-known and still anthologised regularly. Some of the authors are still household names. But many, too, are long forgotten and it is amongst these that I have found the greatest reading pleasure…’

The Little Farm by H.E.Bates

June 3rd 2013

This is one of those ‘perfect’ stories, with its three characters pleasingly balanced. Power, love and innocence. Guilt, selfishness, and trust…’ MIKE SMITH guides through the complexities of H.E. Bates’ short story ‘The Little Farm’.

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