The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel - A collection of contemporary short stories about England includes monster tales, near-memoir pieces, and mini-sagas of family and social fracture as triggered by sex, marriage, and class.
I'm not a big fan of the whole "a chandelier in every room" movement (in the bathroom? a chandelier?) - too formal and forced for me. But this sweet little light is humble enough to sneak into A bathroom or bedroom