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A Different Sound
A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers | Daphne Du Maurier, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor
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Elegant, timeless, and riveting: an exciting anthology of short stories by mid-century women writers from Britain and Irelandmany being published in America for the first time These remarkable short stories from the 1940s and 50s depict women and men caught between the pull of personal desires and profound social change. From a remote peninsula in Cornwall to the drawing rooms of the British Raj, domestic arrangements are rewritten, social customs are revoked and new freedoms are embraced. Selected and introduced by writer and critic Lucy Scholes, Senior Editor at McNally Editions, this collection places works from renowned women writers alongside recently rediscovered voices. Contains: The Cut Finger by Frances Bellerby Summer Night by Elizabeth Bowen The Birds by Daphne du Maurier The Land Girl by Diana Gardner Listen to the Magnolias by Stella Gibbons Shocking Weather, Isnt It? by Inez Holden The First Party by Attia Hosain Three Miles Up by Elizabeth Jane Howard The Skylight by Penelope Mortimer The Thames Spread Out by Elizabeth Taylor Scorched Earth Policy by Sylvia Townsend Warner Suffused with tension and longing, the captivating stories collected here from acclaimed as well as lesser-known women writers form a window onto a remarkable era of writing.
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A Different Sound: Stories by Mid-Century Women Writers | Daphne Du Maurier, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor
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A solid collection of short stories, featuring authors I am very fond of or who I have been meaning to read. Not all of them were new to me, alas, but I enjoyed almost all of them.

vivastory Du Maurier's version of The Birds manages to be more disturbing than the movie 3mo
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