Matchbox full of Diamonds
Author: Bernice De Lucchi
“This collection of short stories has a marvellous South African flavour. De Lucchi spins an entertaining yard, often surprising her reader with deliciously wicked endings.
The 27 stories bite-sized and make for quick, indulgent bursts of reading. From scorned women and mistreated children, to lonely spinsters and fed-up teens, De Lucchi’s stories are populated by interesting characters, most of whom get what’s coming to them, and few foe whom you can only hope the best.
A common thread which appears throughout is vengeance, with murder and abuse being recurring themes. Her women are mostly strong-willed at times it’s commendable and others exasperating.” – Cape Times, 22 May 2015
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