A new collection of short stories published on 22 January 2015 by Galley Beggar Press.
David's first collection of short stories since After Bathing At Baxter's (1997), Wrote for Luck varies in time and space from contemporary North Norfolk to Thirties-era Chicago and features a cast of characters ranging from harrassed Jerymn Street antique dealers, to disillusioned academics and a roomful of people assembled to watch the 1990 World Cup semi-final. However confident they may appear on the surface, most of them turn out to be struggling to find a place in the world. Eleven of the 15 pieces collected here were originally broadcast on BBC Radio Four or published in newspapers or literary magazines. Four - 'Some Versions of Pastoral', 'To Brooklyn Bridge', Brownsville Junction', and 'Wonderland' appear for the first time.
'Good short story writers are rarer than good novelists, which makes the appearance of one as good as Taylor all the more welcome.'
'Tender, melancholic and laced with Taylor's astringent wit, the tone of the stories is as varied as their content' - R.M. BOND-WEBSTER, Eastern Daily Press.