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short stories for an old lady ?

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booksandtea Tue 25-Apr-17 17:22:59

I want to get my grandma a book of short stories for her birthday .
any ideas ?
she said she didn't need any gifts at all but when pressed said that she enjoyed the stories in Woman's weekly and the like so if i could find her a book of similar she would be happy .
thanks for any suggestions smile

Tylee Wed 26-Apr-17 13:15:40

Linford Mystery Library do bind-up of stories that first featured in Women's Weekly - like this one.

www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Clunes-Investigates-Linford-Mystery-Library-Geraldine-Paperback/B015YM5UQ2/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493208865&sr=1-9&keywords=geraldine+ryan&tag=mumsnetforum-21

Tylee Wed 26-Apr-17 13:19:25

They don't all cost £40, either, this one's much cheaper.

www.amazon.co.uk/Breaking-Rules-Linford-Mystery-Library/dp/144482161X/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493208865&sr=1-10&keywords=geraldine+ryan&tag=mumsnetforum-21

ILookedintheWater Wed 26-Apr-17 13:24:24

This subscription might be what you are looking for, and includes a free afternoon tea voucher for the two of you to have an outing.
peoples friend short novels

ILookedintheWater Wed 26-Apr-17 13:25:05

tea set, not an actual tea ....sorry

ILookedintheWater Wed 26-Apr-17 13:29:17

The same publisher also does a My Weekly novel subscription, with a pen and bookmark gift..

booksandtea Wed 26-Apr-17 17:30:08

thankyou great ideas smile

Wormulonian Thu 27-Apr-17 20:28:05

The Closed door and other stories by Dorothy Whipple (Persephone books are great. Your gran might remember her from the 30's and 40's when she was a best selling author.

Tylee Thu 27-Apr-17 23:20:52

www.waterstones.com/book/peoples-friend-annual-2017/dc-thomson/9781845356118

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