Best Friends (David Ling) 1993

Friendship, obsession, love, ambition, trust and betrayal are the common threads in Elspeth Sandys’ first collection of short stories. Together they highlight the fragility of adult relationships, and the complex nature of love.

The stories are set in both New Zealand and England.


Memorable… Sandys most compelling stories linger with me.’ Barbara Else. The Evening Post 

‘The work of a mature writer… Elspeth Sandys has a formidable talent and the experience to see, show and tell.’ Margaret Christensen 

‘Entertainment on the black side but very satisfying reading.’ Kate Fortune. The Dominion Post

‘An interesting blend of the wistful and the melancholic.’ North and South

'Sandys is very good at dialogue.’ Rodney Fletcher. NZ  Herald

‘Easily read, light of touch, and subtle of meaning.’ Patricia Thwaites. Otago Daily Times