Lying in Bed by Polly Samson

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Do you cover up or reveal it all; seek revenge or just reassurance; let the truth be naked as the day or cloaked in a night-time story? The men and women of Polly Samson’s debut fiction all have stories to tell, pasts to forget, futures to forge. Manipulative or meek, used or using, all are aware of the power of truth, deception and little white lies to get what they want or sometimes what they deserve. Some are concerned with the economies of speech, those little ‘kindnesses’ which protect our loved ones but really ourselves; some investigate the warped logic which adults serve out to children to keep them ‘innocent’; all are concerned with the beds we make and the lies we tell in them. . .

About Polly Samson

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Polly Samson has worked in publishing and as a journalist, most recently for the SUNDAY TIMES. She is married with three young sons.
Published September 1, 2011 by Virago UK. 213 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although quite cunning, Samson’s (Perfect Lives) central characters often succumb to an unexpected fate in this equally haunting and satisfying collection of linked stories.

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