Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes Mollie Panter-Downes

ISBN: 9780953478071

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Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes  by  Mollie Panter-Downes

Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes
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For fifty years Mollie Panter-Downes name was associated with The New Yorker, for which she wrote a regular Letter from London, book reviews and over thirty short stories- of the twenty-one in Good Evening, Mrs Craven, written between 1939 andMoreFor fifty years Mollie Panter-Downes name was associated with The New Yorker, for which she wrote a regular Letter from London, book reviews and over thirty short stories- of the twenty-one in Good Evening, Mrs Craven, written between 1939 and 1944, only two had ever been reprinted - these very English stories have, until now, been unavailable to English readers.Exploring most aspects of English domestic life during the war, they are about separation, sewing parties, fear, evacuees sent to the country, obsession with food, the social revolutions of wartime.In the Daily Mail Angela Huth called Good Evening, Mrs Craven my especial find and Ruth Gorb in the Ham & High contrasted the humour of some of the stories with the desolation of others: The mistress, unlike the wife, has to worry and mourn in secret for her man- a middle-aged spinster finds herself alone again when the camaraderie of the air-raids is over ...



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