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Midsummer Nights

Midsummer Nights

In celebration of the Glyndebourne Festival, Jeanette Winterson has brought together some of the best loved and most critically acclaimed authors writing today to pen stories inspired by opera. Includes an introduction by Jeanette Winterson, Alexander McCall Smith on Così Fan Tutte, Ali Smith on Fidelio, Andrew Motion on Peter Grimes, Andrew O’Hagan on Eugene Onegin, Anne Enright on La Boheme, Antonia Fraser on The Marriage of Figaro, Colm Toibin on Pearl Fishers, Jackie Kay on The Makropulos Affair, Joanna Trollope on L’Elisir d’Amore, Julie Myerson on Ariadne auf Naxos, Jeanette Winterson on La Fanciulla del West, Kate Atkinson on La Traviata, Kate Mosse on Pelléas et Mélisande, Lynne Truss on The Turn of the Screw, Marina Warner on Dido and Aeneas, Paul Bailey on The Makropulos Affair, Posy Simmonds, ‘Midsummer Night at Glyndebourne’, Ruth Rendell on Theodora, Sebastian Barry on Natoma, Toby Litt on Don Giovanni.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

On Sale: 1st April 2010

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781849161831

Reviews

'Winterson's stellar cast delivers plenty of incident as well as atmosphere to power this upbeat collection' Financial Times.
Financial Times
'Soars to some hugely enjoyable climaxes' Irish Times.
Irish Times
'Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact' Spectator.
Spectator
'Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun' The Times
The Times
Winterson's stellar cast delivers plenty of incident as well as atmosphere to power this upbeat collection
Financial Times
Soars to some hugely enjoyable climaxes
Irish Times
Offers a glimpse of how the inspirational and the creative juices interact
Spectator
Wonderfully innovative, creative and fun
The Times