'The Lobster Man's Keeper' by Steve Kissing in April's issue of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine is about a man with 'Lobster Claw' (ectrodactyly) in a cage in the circus. Interestingly, and unbeknown to the editors, that same issue contains a story by a girl with ectrodactyly, me. Considering it's one of the most rare conditions, what a bizarre coincidence - made me giggle.
Thankfully, no one has ever tried to throw me into a circus. Long may it stay that way. ;)
Jen Campbell is the author of the best-selling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and her new book 'The Bookshop Book' is out now. She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto, and she lives in London, where she works at an antiquarian bookshop. She is currently writing her first novel.
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From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.