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Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes (Persephone Classics)

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For fifty years Mollie Panter-Downes's name was associated with The New Yorker, for which she wrote a regular 'Letter from London', book reviews and over thirty short stories; of the twenty-one in Good Evening, Mrs Craven, written between 1939 and 1944, only two had ever been reprinted - these very English stories have, until now, been unavailable to English readers. Exploring most aspects of English domestic life during the war, they are about separation, sewing parties, fear, evacuees sent to the country, obsession with food, the social revolutions of wartime. In the Daily Mail Angela Huth called Good Evening, Mrs Craven 'my especial find' and Ruth Gorb in the Ham & High contrasted the humour of some of the stories with the desolation of others: 'The mistress, unlike the wife, has to worry and mourn in secret for her man; a middle-aged spinster finds herself alone again when the camaraderie of the air-raids is over...'

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Mollie Panter-Downes (1906-97) was brought up by her mother in Sussex. She published her first novel, The Shoreless Sea, when she was seventeen, which was a bestseller. She wrote three more popular novels as well as articles, short stories, and the very popular column, Letters from London, for the New Yorker.

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Book Description Persephone Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised edition. 190 x 137 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Boldly published, beautifully designed, dazzlingly written. . . . Profound as Katherine Mansfield, restrained as Jane Austen, sharp as Dorothy Parker. --Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The Independent For fifty years, Mollie Panter-Downes name was associated with The New Yorker. She wrote a regular column ( Letter from London ), book reviews, and over thirty short stories about English domestic life during World War Two. Twenty-one of these stories are included in Good Evening Mrs Craven --the first collected volume of her work.Mollie Panter-Downes writes about those coping on the periphery of the war who attend sewing parties, host evacuees sent to the country, and obsess over food and rationing. She captures the quiet moments of fear and courage. Here we find the mistress, unlike the wife, who has to worry and mourn in secret for her man and a middle-aged spinster finds herself alone again when the camaraderie of the air-raids is over. Don t think I m being stupid and morbid, she said, but supposing anything happens. . . . You might be wounded or ill and I wouldn t know. She tried to laugh. The War Office doesn t have a service for sending telegrams to mistresses, does it? Mollie Panter-Downes (1906-1997) published her first novel, The Shoreless Sea, when she was seventeen, which became a bestseller. She wrote three more popular novels as well as articles, short stories, and the very popular column Letters from London for The New Yorker. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781906462017

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