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The Persephone Book of Short Stories: The Real Thing by Diana Athill

I went to the dance with Thomas Toofat. So begins The Real Thing by Diana Athill, yet another wonderful short story in The Persephone Book of Short Stories. The narrator, whose name we never learn, is a young girl, and the story written in 1958 is about the narrator’s transition into womanhood. Diana Athill’s writing […]