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Ideas for short stories

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poisonedbypen Thu 27-Apr-17 22:25:33

My DF is in a nursing home & his dementia is such that it's hard to have much of a conversation with him, so I have been reading to him which he enjoys. Does anyone have any suggestions of suitable books of short stories? Something fairly classical & simple without being fairy tales? I don't think there's any point in reading chapters of a book as he won't remember from one day to the next. Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

Kit30 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:27:35

Damon Runyon or Saki, short story classics
What about British Library imprints of classic crime shorts - very genteel

HamletsSister Thu 27-Apr-17 22:28:18

Roald Dahl. Tales of the Unexpected.

Kit30 Thu 27-Apr-17 22:30:18

More up to date
Christopher Brookshaw's Bampot Central - free download from his website
Rumpole of the Bailey
The Irish RM

JellyMouldJnr Thu 27-Apr-17 22:31:53

all of the above, plus Chekhov and E M Forster's both do good short stories.

poisonedbypen Thu 27-Apr-17 22:34:31

Wow that was quick. Thank you so much, will check these out.

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