Elegant, timeless and riveting: an exciting new anthology of short stories by women writers from the 1940s and 1950s
These remarkable short stories from the 1940s and 50s depict women and men caught between the pull of personal desires and profound social change. From a remote peninsula in Cornwall to the drawing rooms of the British Raj, domestic arrangements are rewritten, social customs are revoked and new freedoms are embraced.
Selected and introduced by writer and critic Lucy Scholes, this collection places works from renowned women writers alongside recently rediscovered voices. Suffused with tension and longing, they form a window onto a remarkable era of writing.
Contains stories by Frances Bellerby, Elizabeth Bowen, Daphne du Maurier, Diana Gardner, Stella Gibbons, Inez Holden, Attia Hosain, by Elizabeth Jane Howard, Penelope Mortimer, Elizabeth Taylor and Sylvia Townsend Warner