Instead of Instagram-ing her grand tour of Europe, Louisa May Alcott wrote this collection of short stories inspired by it. Whilst not directly about ‘Little Women’ (boo) the stories switch from fiction to personal accounts, including how she created the characters of some of our favourite boys and girls. The Alcott speciality of teaching through story still features with lessons peppered throughout on love, obedience and trust. Whether you’re a fan of Little Women or not, there is a story in here that will resonate with you.
A charming collection of short stories by Louisa May Alcott, queen of morality, teaching and kindness.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) discovered writing at an early age, where she often thought up stories about villains, ghosts, or damsels in distress. Driven by economic misfortunes, she worked several jobs but later chose writing as her sole purpose. She was a devout feminist and did not marry throughout her life. Her most famous works include the novel "Little Women", its sequel "Little Men", as well as "Good Wives" and "An Old-Fashioned Girl". Her masterpiece "Little Women" was made into a highly successful 2019 movie starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet.