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Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

by Mollie Panter-Downes
Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

by Mollie Panter-Downes

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906462017
Publisher: Persephone Books
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Series: Persephone Classics
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.56(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

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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