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Short story: The Sofa by Salley Vickers

"They had escaped Hitler at the eleventh hour with a few portable heirlooms and a bag of uncut diamonds"

By Salley Vickers   April 2015

© Romy Blumel

Salley Vickers is a novelist, poet and short story writer, who is interested in the connections between art, literature, psychology and religion. Her first novel, Miss Garnet’s Angel, was an international bestseller when it was published in 2000. Her latest book—from which the story below, “The Sofa”, is taken —is the collection The Boy Who Could See Death. Commenting on the “The Sofa”, Vickers says: “This story arose out of an actual experience. An old friend was planning to get rid of a sofa which…

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