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  • The Heat Of The Dayby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    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 Last Septemberby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY VICTORIA GLENDINNING The Irish troubles rage, but up at the 'Big House', tennis parties, dances and flirtations with the English officers continue, undisturbed by the ambushes, arrests and burning country beyond the gates. Faint vibrations of discord reach the young girl Lois, who is straining for her own freedom, and... more...

  • The House In Parisby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY A.S. BYATT When eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers' residence in Paris, little does she know what fascinating secrets the house itself contains. Henrietta finds that her visit coincides with that of Leopold, an intense child who has come to Paris to be introduced to the mother he has never known. In the course... more...

  • The Death Of The Heartby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    'One of the last century's greatest woman writers' Guardian When sixteen-year-old Portia is orphaned she is plunged into the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of her wealthy half-brother's home. There she encounters the attractive cad Eddie. To him, Portia is at once child and woman, and he fears her gushing love. To her, Eddie is... more...

  • The Shelbourneby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    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$ 15.98

    In 1914 they had been eleven years old - Dicey, Mumbo and Sheikie. Nearly fifty years have gone by since they met at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. One of them, Dicey, a beauty to whom time has so far done little, deliberately convenes the other two - Clare, a successful career woman, and Sheila, a glossy matron, cool and correct Can... more...

  • The Hotelby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    These were the balmy days of the 1920s. The English, liberated from one long war and not yet faced with the next had - at least when well-off- a confident kind of vitality. The Hotel was a comfortable hotel on the Italian Riviera, run for prosperous English visitors. It was a closed world of wealth and a setting for the inexhaustible comedy of casual... more...

  • A Time In Romeby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    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$ 20.78

    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... more...

  • To The Northby Elizabeth Bowen

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    TO THE NORTH portrays a classic romantic entanglement of a sympathetic, honest, well-meaning young woman who cannot resist becoming involved with a man who is patently caddish and predatory. In striking and richly comic contrast to the turbulence of this passion is the cool, detached atmosphere of the house in St John's Wood in which it takes its course... more...