Elizabeth Baines
'Baines has a unique voice' - John Baker
'A skilled fabulist - one with a gift to see the fabulous in the mundane' - Clare Dudman

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NEWS

A new novel will be published next year by Salt.

'Consequences and Alternatives' is the featured story for June
in the Short Fiction Journal (online).
Other stories are to appear in the following print publictions:
Best British Short Stories 2019 (July), The Lonely Crowd (Issue 12),
The Mechanics' Institute Review #16 (September), and Confingo (October)

Other recent stories online are at Litro Online and The Mechanics Institute Review Online




What if you made a different choice or had another life?
'The stories in Used to Be are the work of a dazzling writer' - Nuala O'Connor, author of Miss Emily
'Baines reminds me of a scratch DJ, taking a conventional format and messing with it, expertly,
to give the audience a whole new experience.
' - Bookmuse
'One of the finest short story writers in the country' - Neil Campbell

Reviews of Used to Be

 


A novel

'I could not drag myself away from its eerie storytelling' - Lisa Glass

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FLYING WITH MAGPIES:
A VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR


AUDIO CLIP OF EXTRACT

Salt interview about the book



 


Stories

'Quite swept me off my feet'
- Dovegreyreader.

More on the STORY PAGE
with links to reviews, virtual book tour and audio clips of readings from stories

 



My first novel,
reissued by Salt Publishing

'A disturbing and thought-provoking meditation on power, control and the uncertain language of logic' - Carys Bray

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ANOTHER EXTRACT HERE

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