Watching Horsepats Feed the Roses

These cameos of quirks and cruelty will delight all those who find the short story form appealing. 

For fiction so quintessentially English in atmosphere, the author's name is decidedly apt.

 

 

A Slight Diversion

Caroline England's short story collection WATCHING HORSEPATS FEED THE ROSES  is a deliciously dark sequence of cameos and quirks of cruelty, related in a terse, quintessentially English sardonic voice. 


This story is altogether warmer and, as its title implies, lighter in tone. The narrator is Fiona, a humorous self-deprecating twenty-seven year old solicitor, who hasn’t had much luck with love and still misses her beloved dead dad. In her own eyes she is a bit of a gaffe-prone disaster, but in fact she is an attractive, efficient young professional perceived by others as being a touch icy. 
A colourful cast of characters and a fast-moving, sometimes farcical, sometimes emotion-ridden plot combine to create a richly rewarding read - one that confirms Caroline England as a writer to follow.