Winter in the Air (Paperback)

Winter in the Air By Sylvia Townsend Warner Cover Image

Winter in the Air (Paperback)


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(Short Stories)
This Christmas, bask in these 'diminutive masterpieces' (Guardian) by the English genius behind Lolly Willowes.

"One of our finest writers." -- Neil Gaiman

"One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years. " -- Sarah Waters

"Diminutive masterpieces ... Hand yourself over to be enchanted." -- Guardian

"Extraordinary, lucid wildness." -- Helen MacDonald

Decades after her divorce, a lady returns to the village of her tumultuous marriage. A railway carriage hosts a charged schoolboy encounter. A murder raises fears of blackmail. A woman waits anxiously in a caf before eloping to Paris. Another steals a friend's kitchen knife.

In these bittersweet tales, the author of Lolly Willowes reveals her mastery of the short story, celebrated by the New Yorker for decades. Sylvia Townsend Warner is a tragicomic chronicler of the heart's entanglements, from marriages and affairs to widowhood; and a champion of outsiders, whether single women, the elderly or wartime refugees.

Witty and subversive, her stories meld tradition and transgression, with secret sins and fetishes as much a feature of English life as eccentric aunts, country houses and parish churches.
Product Details ISBN: 9780571375462
ISBN-10: 0571375464
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: January 24th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English