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Good Evening Mrs Craven

The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes
Panter-Downes, Mollie (Book - 2008)
Good Evening Mrs Craven
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Until now, Mollie Panter-Downes's stories, originally published in The New Yorker, have been unavailable in English. They explore most aspects of British life during WWII in great detail.
Authors: Panter-Downes, Mollie, 1906-1997
Title: Good evening Mrs Craven
the wartime stories of Mollie Panter-Downes
Publisher: London : Persephone, 2008
Characteristics: xxviii, 203 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mollie Panter-Downes, with a new preface by Gregory Lestage
Notes: "Persephone classic."
Originally published: London: Persephone, 1999
Contents: Letter from London, 3 September 1939
Date with romance
Meeting at the Pringles'
Mrs. Ramsay's war
In clover
It's the real thing this time
This flower, safety - As the fruitful vine
Lunch with Mr. Biddle
Battle of the Greeks
Fin de Siècle
Literary scandal at the sewing party
Goodbye, my love
War among strangers
Combined operations
Good evening, Mrs. Craven
The hunger of Miss Burton
It's the reaction
Cut down the trees
Year of decision
The danger
The waste of it all
Letter from London, 11 June 1944
Additional Contributors: Lestage, Gregory
ISBN: 1906462011
9781906462017
Branch Call Number: FICTION PANTERDOW 2008
Subject Headings: England Social life and customs 20th century Fiction World War, 1939-1945 Social aspects England Fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
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Mollie Panter-Downes wrote a regular column, book reviews, and over thirty short stories about English domestic life during World War Two. Twenty-one of these stories are included in this collection.


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very finely written stories - concise, fully drawn, very funny or rather sad, depending on what she wanted to say.

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