Helen Dunmore

Ice cream

Be Vigilant Rejoice, Eat Plenty

The Clear and Rolling Water

Living Out

Four more stories from Helen Dunmore’s 2000 collection entitled Ice Cream

A model who dares to eat ice-cream on her birthday, an estranged wife making best use of time as determined by a parking meter, a tragic story from what should have been a blissful childhood, and Ulli’s story.  All are satisfying in their own way,, although I’m wondering why the collection has been titled ‘Ice Cream’ as it’s certainly not the strongest story in the collection. Maybe though,  it’s because ice cream comes in many flavours and  this collection provides variety in both theme and style.