Diamonds and Pearls: A Sparkling Collection of


Short Story Gems



A sparkling collection of short stories by many of the UK's best known magazine writers, including eight from The Write Place Creative Writing School. A donation from each will go to the charity Against Breast CancerRegistered charity no 1121258

As she approached the 30th year of survival from breast cancer, Elaine Everest called upon 33 fellow writers to help her celebrate. These women, connected by fiction and their love of words, joined together to support the awareness and treatment of breast cancer by the way they know best - the short story. 


Published by Accent Press as a paperback and ebook.

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The 34 writers: 

Penny Alexander, Teresa Asbhy, Linda Barrett, Kelly Rose Bradford,

Francesca Burgess, Catherine Burrows, June Crowe, Elaine Everest, 

Kelly Florentia, Della Galton, Lynne Hackles, Vivien Hampshire,

Sue Houghton, Dawn Hudd, Vanda Inman, Angela Johnson,

Caroline Jones, Sophie King, Linda Lewis, Lisa Main,

Kath McGurl, Sue Moorcroft, Sally Quilford, Geraldine Ryan,

Gerry Savill, Glynis Scrivens, Jill Steeples, Ginny Swart,

Katharine Swartz, Fran Tracey, Christine Webb, 

Jane-Wenham Jones, Ann West, Paula Williams