Aphrodite's Hat

3.56 avg rating
( 172 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007371068: Aphrodite's Hat

A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers. The stories in this long-awaited collection by Salley Vickers all deal with psychological aspects of love: love given and withheld, love craved and lost, love met and disappointed; the differing shades of loves between friends, between parents and children, between children and other adults; love even, in one case, for a pet. Psychologically acute, sharply written in lucid and often witty prose, these stories, set in Venice, Greece and Rome as well as London and the English countryside, take us into the complex geography of the human heart. Sometimes joyous and humorous, sometimes melancholy and poignant, this collection confirms Salley Vickers' reputation as one of our most subtle and engaging writers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Salley Vickers is the author of six novels, including the bestselling Miss Garnet's Angel, Instances of the Number 3, Mr Golightly's Holiday and, most recently, Dancing Backwards. She has worked as a dancer, an artist's model, a university teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst.

Review:

'Aphrodite's Hat is an assured debut, confidently ranging across moods and voices, and deftly pinpointing the moments when her characters most truly reveal themselves. Vickers [puts] love and art into the form.' Observer 'Sparkles with dry wit and shrewd insights ... terrific' Mail on Sunday 'A box of delights ... the emotional and technical range of this collection is both impressive and delightfully disorienting ... Frank O'Connor famously said that is was possible for a bad writer to write a good novel, but only a really good writer could write a decent short story. Vickers's first collection proves beyond doubt that she's a really good writer.' Frank Cottrell Boyce, Guardian 'A deceptively wild, seamlessly well-crafted collection' The Times 'Beautifully simple with a devastating emotional climax ... with the collection, Vickers proves herself a formidable and astute chronicler of the psychology of love' Sunday Times Praise for Salley Vickers: 'Salley Vickers is a writer whose subtle intelligence and unobtrusive command of narrative I always enjoy. She sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand, and she knows how the world works; and these qualities are much rarer than they should be. She's a presence worth cherishing in the ranks of modern novelists.' Philip Pullman 'If you enjoy the work of Marilynne Robinson, Penelope Fitzgerald, James Salter or Anita Brookner, you should be reading Vickers. All these authors reflect, with grace and gravity, on life's moments of sorrowful epiphany.' Michael Dirda, Washington Post 'There is something rare and special about Vickers as a novelist. In exploring the connections between faith and imagination, art and redemption, religion and science in an intelligent, unusual but very readable way, she manages to touch something buried deep in all of us. It gives her work a quietly compelling quality.' Peter Stanford, Independent

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.25
US$ 8.80

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Salley Vickers
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 186 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers. The stories in this long-awaited collection by Salley Vickers all deal with psychological aspects of love: love given and withheld, love craved and lost, love met and disappointed; the differing shades of loves between friends, between parents and children, between children and other adults; love even, in one case, for a pet. Psychologically acute, sharply written in lucid and often witty prose, these stories, set in Venice, Greece and Rome as well as London and the English countryside, take us into the complex geography of the human heart. Sometimes joyous and humorous, sometimes melancholy and poignant, this collection confirms Salley Vickers reputation as one of our most subtle and engaging writers. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Salley Vickers
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800073710680000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Salley Vickers
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 186 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers. The stories in this long-awaited collection by Salley Vickers all deal with psychological aspects of love: love given and withheld, love craved and lost, love met and disappointed; the differing shades of loves between friends, between parents and children, between children and other adults; love even, in one case, for a pet. Psychologically acute, sharply written in lucid and often witty prose, these stories, set in Venice, Greece and Rome as well as London and the English countryside, take us into the complex geography of the human heart. Sometimes joyous and humorous, sometimes melancholy and poignant, this collection confirms Salley Vickers reputation as one of our most subtle and engaging writers. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Salley Vickers
Published by Fourth Estate (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2011. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.23
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Salley Vickers
Published by Fourth Estate 2011-06-09 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate 2011-06-09, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-HCL-00017087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Salley Vickers
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate. Book Condition: New. 2011. Paperback. A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 200. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Salley Vickers
Published by Fourth Estate (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Softcover Quantity Available: 4
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2011. Book Condition: New. 2011. Paperback. A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 19. Weight in Grams: 200. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Salley Vickers
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 14
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Aphrodite's Hat, Salley Vickers, A wonderful collection of stories from the much-loved Salley Vickers. The stories in this long-awaited collection by Salley Vickers all deal with psychological aspects of love: love given and withheld, love craved and lost, love met and disappointed; the differing shades of loves between friends, between parents and children, between children and other adults; love even, in one case, for a pet. Psychologically acute, sharply written in lucid and often witty prose, these stories, set in Venice, Greece and Rome as well as London and the English countryside, take us into the complex geography of the human heart. Sometimes joyous and humorous, sometimes melancholy and poignant, this collection confirms Salley Vickers' reputation as one of our most subtle and engaging writers. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Salley Vickers
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2011-06-09, London (2011)
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2011-06-09, London, 2011. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007371068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Salley Vickers
ISBN 10: 0007371063 ISBN 13: 9780007371068
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007371063. Bookseller Inventory # ST0007371063

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book