OxPens Short Story Collections

The Sixpenny Debt and Other Oxford stories

The Sixpenny Debt - book cover

From thirteen talented Oxford writers, fifteen stories that sweep across town, gown and countryside. Featuring everything from love, lust, loss and death to tortoises and Tchaikovsky, this collection of stories will delight and enthral all those who have a passion for Oxford.

Published by OxPens

ISBN 1-904623-46-8

'A wonderful collection for everyone who loves this beautiful city and its countryside'- Katie Fforde

'I was delighted with the high standard of writing in this collection' - Colin Dexter

'We couldn't possibly have imagined its immense popularity - it became the biggest non-discounted seller in the whole shop in 2007. And what a book!' - Waterstones

The Lost College and Other Oxford stories

The Lost College - book cover

A second collection of stories by Oxford writers, ranging from poignant encounters on Magdalen Bridge to a boatman's lone struggle with the Thames, from stained glass at Christ Church to unusual objects at the bottom of a college garden.

Published by OxPens

ISBN 1-904623-12-3

'A remarkable achievement'

- Foreword by Colin Dexter -

The Bodleian Murders and Other Oxford stories

The Bodleian Murders - book cover

A third collection from this talented group of writers. Fifteen tales featuring Pre-Raphaelites, teapots, murder most horrid, and bodgers in the woods...

Published by OxPens

ISBN 978-1-904623-24-3

'Another intriguing collection of stories by the OxPens writers' Katie Fforde


The OxPens short story collections are available from booksellers or direct from OxPens Publishing, 98 Southmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6RB, jane.gordoncumming@googlemail.com