Books by Helen Simpson

COCKFOSTERS by Helen Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2017

"Simpson's stories pack a quiet emotional power that extends beyond their pages."
Time is the essence of this spare, subtle short story collection. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"Not every story has an environmental undercurrent, but it's hard to miss the warning in the collection as a whole."
Short and sharp, the latest stories from the award-winning British author are as pointed as ever, with many of them pointed toward imminent ecological disaster. Read full book review >
IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT by Helen Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2007

"A patchy, occasionally predictable collection, but Simpson and her material are, at their best, a perfect match."
Relationships, death and motoring connect 11 pithy stories by a celebrated British doyenne of the form. Read full book review >
GETTING A LIFE by Helen Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2001

"Drab, elitist victimhood dressed up in glittery prose."
A third collection from Somerset Maugham-winner Simpson (Four Bare Legs in a Bed, 1992, etc.): nine bitter stories, many loosely interconnected, about upper-middle-class British women overburdened by family. Read full book review >
FOUR BARE LEGS IN A BED by Helen Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Simpson's talent should improve with age."
Beautiful young Englishwomen and the men who disappoint them populate this tart and bitter debut collection by a former model and Vogue staff writer living in London—winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. ``I lay on the bed looking over my shoulder through a tangle of hair, across my dipping breast down to thighs like swan's wings. Read full book review >