Women in fox furs, not-quite travelling salesmen, the twilight zone of genteel hotels and lodging houses - these newly reissued short stories are quintessential Bainbridge territory. Blazing with her irreplaceable talent, Mum and Mr Armitage takes us on a journey through a unique fictional terrain; from a country house in Sussex to a script-writing course on a cruise liner. Macabre, witty and brilliantly observed, they confirm Beryl Bainbridge's place as one of our greatest writers of fiction.
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Originally published in 1985, this collection of short stories now contains three more short stories and a novella, "Filthy Lucre". Beryl Bainbridge is the author "An Awfully Big Adventure", "Another Part of the Wood", "Harriet Said", "Birthday Boys" and "Bottle Factory Outing".Review:
A fine and invigorating writer ( TLS)
Beryl Bainbridge is a genuine original, with a macabre imagination and a wonderful gift for catching tones of speech ( New York Review of Books)
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070032610
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070032610