Linda Leatherbarrow’s short story Between the Lines features Rose, a recently retired museum curator, her landlord Mr Aldridge, Mr Aldridge’s cat Izzy, and the changes wrought in all their lives when Rose, on impulse, acquires some old wooden type and Mr Aldridge begins reliving his past in the print business. Its author Linda Leatherbarrow, one of our regular contributors, is a distinguished short-story writer whose work has been published in many magazines and anthologies and won many awards. Her take on life is quirky, her voice humorous, and her penetrating eye misses no detail, as is evident in this new story. We loved it and believe you – or indeed any bookish friend or relative will do too.
Between the Lines
While enjoying an unaccustomed and leisurely breakfast in bed, Rose was struck by a new thought. She laid down her toast, flicked away a crumb, and gazed gloomily at her surroundings: whatnots,...Read more