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  • The Heat Of The Dayby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    It is wartime London, and the carelessness of people with no future flows through the evening air. Stella discovers that her lover Robert is suspected of selling information to the enemy. Harrison, the British intelligence agent on his trail, wants to bargain, the price for his silence being Stella herself. Caught between two men and unsure who she... more...

  • The Shelbourneby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Elizabeth Bowen's classic story of the famous Dublin landmark, the Shelbourne Hotel, is a wonderfully evocative account of Dublin life through more than a century.Looking out on Dublin as if from the windows of the Shelbourne, and then turning inward to witness the impact of events on the hotel, its guests and staff, Elizabeth Bowen presents a skilful... more...

  • The Little Girlsby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two ? Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct. Can friendship can be taken up... more...

  • The Hotelby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    It's the balmy days of the 1920s and where could be more pleasant for a holiday than a hotel on the Italian Riviera? Filled with prosperous English visitors, the Hotel offers a closed world of wealth and comfort. It also provides the stage for the display of social niceties, for passionate but unspoken love affairs and for the comedy of the shared... more...

  • A Time In Romeby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city - its history, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere. She describes the famous classical sites, conjuring from the ruins visions of former inhabitants and their often bloody activities and speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome,... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 18.32

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A. N. WILSON Throughout these seventy-nine stories - love stories, ghost stories, stories of childhood, of English middle-class life in the twenties and thirties, of London during the Blitz - Elizabeth Bowen combines social comedy and reportage, perception and vision in an oeuvre which reveals, as Angus Wilson affirms in his... more...

  • To The Northby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Cecilia, capricious and unable to love, inches reluctantly towards a second marriage to the kind, passionless Julian Tower. Meanwhile, her sister-in-law, Emmeline, is surprised to find the calm tenor of her life disturbed by her attraction to the predatory Mark Linkwater. Markie's appearance disrupts the lives of both women, but in the pain of misunderstanding,... more...

  • Friends And Relationsby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    FRIENDS AND RELATIONS, of all Elizabeth Bowen's novels, is perhaps the most personal and the most domestic. This is a view of life in a moneyed upper-middle class enjoying its sunset of prosperity, security and complacency - and by no means free from triviality. But its very narrowness is rich in comedy, and it enables Elizabeth Bowen to create two... more...

  • Bowen's Court & Seven Wintersby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.50

    In Seven Winters Elizabeth Bowen recalls with endearing candour her family and her Dublin childhood as seen through the eyes of a child who could not read till she was seven and who fed her imagination only on sights and sounds. Bowen's Court describes the history of one Anglo-Irish family in County Cork from the Cromwellian settlement until... more...

  • The Mulberry Treeby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    This selection of Bowen's non-fictional writings includes her wonderfully funny, precise recollections of schooldays and childhood experiences, her brilliant evocations of London in wartime and of the Irish 'big house', and penetrating accounts of some of her most famous contemporaries. It also contains her autobiography, posthumously published and... more...