Nigel Featherstone's The Beach Volcano brings novellas to the fore

By Sally Pryor
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:20pm, first published October 3 2014 - 11:45pm

Much has been made about the theory of hemlines – the one that posits that the length of women's skirts shortens as stock prices rise. But what about the length of books? Could they be an indicator of the state of the economy?

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