'Stories told in such succulent prose that you wince at their brevity... a most exceptional debut' - Evening Standard
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.
Brilliant, funny and tragic, Four Bare Legs in a Bed is an outstanding and invigorating collection of short stories. In Simpson's singular and opulent voice, we hear of the mixed blessings of independence and marriage, of sex and babies. From a bed that transforms the lives of a struggling couple to a chorus of midwives telling the dramatic story of a birth, this is a playful, unique set of stories to treasure.
“These stories of sex pack a truly original pungency... kicking off belly-laughs or melting you with an apt phrase, Simpson makes a delectable debut”
Mail on Sunday
“Outstanding... You should read her”
“Dazzlingly original... Simpson's black-hearted humour is something to relish”
“Absolutely brilliant... the only book this year that's made me sick with envy”
“The most sensuous writer in the land”
“She can be sparingly tragic and unsparingly funny... A unique writer”