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The Short Story Collection

Fools' Paradise has featured several highly acclaimed  short stories.Here are some of the best ones, gathered together for easy access


Published in 1999, Y2K is an unusual tale of one man's disastrous preparations for the turn of the millennium.

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The Head and the Heart
A moving story, set in 18th Century France.

Books from Mainland Press

The Blessing
A story of revenge and redemption in a war-torn West African country.

Zlobtnov Yorovonko
A soccer manager plots the downfall of Scotland's biggest club.

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The Emperor's New Kilt
This early work from Augustus Gump charts the meteoric rise of  an author who figures out just what the Scottish literary establishment is really looking for.