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Children, young, middle-aged, old, women, men, straight, gay, good, bad and ugly all spring from the pages of this kaleidoscope of stories laced with humour, pathos, love, murder, drama and suspense; stories all with a common theme: the human condition.

A selection of 21 stories, Nine Times in Ten follows a number of well-created characters...
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Nine Times in Ten

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Overview

Children, young, middle-aged, old, women, men, straight, gay, good, bad and ugly all spring from the pages of this kaleidoscope of stories laced with humour, pathos, love, murder, drama and suspense; stories all with a common theme: the human condition.

A selection of 21 stories, Nine Times in Ten follows a number of well-created characters and scenarios, including:
Harry makes a Faustian pact in the world of professional football...
Eight-year-old Robert finds the body of his murdered friend...
Julie is transformed by a Roman love affair – will family ties frustrate her bid for freedom?
John consults a witch in Bogotá – will her predictions come true?

John Foster takes inspiration from a range of storytellers, in particular Ernest Hemingway, Alan Bennett, John Le Carré and Gabriel García Marques. Fellow admirers of this famous quartet will enjoy his collection, which will also appeal to fans of the short story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014876520
  • Publisher: Matador Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 363 KB

Meet the Author

John Foster has had a life-long involvement in secondary and tertiary education, as teacher, lecturer, software writer and inspector. He speaks four languages and was awarded the City of Bochum’s Medal of Honour for services to international relations. Recent membership of Sheffield University writers’ groups has helped inspire his writing. He lives and writes in the centre of Sheffield, where he was born, and has two children and three grandchildren.
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