Yoko Ogawa, a lonely teenaged girl falls in love with her foster-brother as she watches him leap from a high diving board into a pool - an unspoken infatuation that draws out darker possibilities. A young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, but rather than a story of growth the diary reveals a sinister tale of greed.
A.S. Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. This volume contains "The Glass Coffin" and "Gode's Tale" of the Breton Baie des Trepasses, together with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings, including the title tale.
Gertie is the young mother of five children - uneducated, determined, strong. Her only ambition is to own her own small farm in the Kentucky hills where she lives, to become self-sufficient and free. Whenever the struggle to live off the land eases, her inarticulate imagination takes its freedom and flies. Because Gertie is also an artist.
This second volume of plays from award-winning playwright Fin Kennedy features three ensemble plays for large casts of young people aged thirteen to nineteen. With their flexible, mixed casts, the plays are particularly suited to performance by young people's groups.