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by Elizabeth Jane Howard

  • ISBN: 0670494399
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
  • Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Other formats: docx lit mbr azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Viking Press; 1st edition (January 9, 1976)
  • Pages: 223 pages
  • FB2 size: 1318 kb
  • EPUB size: 1758 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
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Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE, FRSL (26 March 1923 – 2 January 2014), was an English novelist, author of 12 novels including the best-selling series The Cazalet Chronicles

Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE, FRSL (26 March 1923 – 2 January 2014), was an English novelist, author of 12 novels including the best-selling series The Cazalet Chronicles. Howard worked briefly as an actress in provincial repertory and occasionally as a model before her writing career, which began in 1947

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Elizabeth Jane Howard. think of anything to say. Julie didn’t want to prolong any of the interminable grown-up talk that seemed to accompany the slightest grown-up plan, and Christine, the friend, was examining with her compact mirror something on her cheekbone that was either a mosquito bite or worse, possibly a spot of some kind. They got slowly out of the car. It was intensely hot, and the.

From the bestselling author of the Cazelet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's Mr Wrong, a. .

From the bestselling author of the Cazelet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's Mr Wrong, a collection of short stories. In this dazzling short story collection, including Mr Wrong, The Devoted and Three Miles Up, master storyteller, Elizabeth Jane Howard, illustrates her renowned style and delicious wit. From a family Christmas, to a house-party in France, and a haunting journey into the macabre, Howard explores the subtle tensions of relationships; from flat-sharing to adultery.

Elizabeth Jane Howard was the author of fifteen highly acclaimed novels. The Cazalet Chronicles - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change - have become established as modern classics and have been adapted for a major BBC television series and for BBC Radio 4. In 2002 Macmillan published Elizabeth Jane Howard's autobiography, Slipstream. In that same year she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923–2014) is the author of fourteen highly acclaimed novels.

Mr Wrong (Paperback). Elizabeth Jane Howard (author)

Mr Wrong (Paperback). Elizabeth Jane Howard (author). Funny, perceptive and spine-tingling, Howard's stories are sure to delight.

MR. WRONG, the title story, is a chilling tale of murder and suspense worthy of Hitchcock at his finest. The heroine is a young woman of means, yet alone in vast and impersonal London she is easy prey for a satanic stalker with almost superhuman powers. The endless agony of suspense is almost worse than the ghastly conclusion. Definitely not for the faint of heart! But not all the stories in this collection end in sheer horror. In the sensual and tender TOUTES DIRECTIONS, a sheltered English miss engaged to a dull but suitable man takes a short trip to France, with entirely predictable results. The seduction of a prim and proper English girl by a skilled and knowing Frenchman is a concept that goes back centuries, but in this story the romance is fresh and modern and very, very sophisticated.
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Elizabeth Jane Howard is probably best known for her panoramic CAZALET series, which chronicles the rise and fall of an upper middle class British family before, during, and after WWII. (It was made into a Masterpiece Theater Presentation.)But in this collection of short stories she shows off her versatile range, writing about contemporary (Sixties)English women of privileged backgrounds who sometimes -- but not always -- find modern life in democratic, post-war Britain both exhilarating and empowering.

MR. WRONG, the title story, is a chilling tale of murder and suspense worthy of Hitchcock at his finest. The heroine is a young woman of means, yet alone in vast and impersonal London she is easy prey for a satanic stalker with almost superhuman powers. The endless agony of suspense is almost worse than the ghastly conclusion. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

But not all the stories in this collection end in sheer horror. In the sensual and tender TOUTES DIRECTIONS, a sheltered English miss engaged to a dull but suitable man takes a short trip to France, with entirely predictable results. The seduction of a prim and proper English girl by a skilled and knowing Frenchman is a concept that goes back centuries, but in this story the romance is fresh and modern and very, very sophisticated.

It's interesting that Howard presents most of these women as being modern and liberated in the outward sense, smoking and drinking and having casual affairs, yet still sensitive, vulnerable, and subject to the timeless tears and heartbreak of being a woman. Cynical and romantic, tender and scornful, perceptive and bitter, these stories of modern British women -- both in love and out -- are works to treasure.

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