The Resource The stories, Jane Gardam

The stories, Jane Gardam

Label
The stories
Title
The stories
Statement of responsibility
Jane Gardam
Title variation
Stories of Jane Gardam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout her career, prize-winning novelist Jane Gardam has been writing glorious short stories, each one hallmarked with all the originality, poignancy, wry comedy and narrative brilliance of her longer fiction. Passion and longing, metamorphosis and enchantment are Gardam's themes, and like a magician she plucks them from the quietest of corners: from Wimbledon gardens and cold churches, from London buses and industrial backstreets. A mother watching her children on the beach dreams of a long-lost lover, an abandoned army wife sees a ghost at a moorland gate, a translator adrift in Geneva is haunted by the unspeakable manifestation of her own fears, and a colonial servant wreaks a delicious revenge on her monstrous masters. Gardam's cast is wide and wonderful, saints and mystics, trollops and curmudgeons, yearning mothers and lost children, beloved figures such as Old Filth and less familiar - but equally unforgettable - characters like Signor Settimo, the sad-eyed provincial photographer marooned in Shipley or Florrie Ironside, the ferocious matron he seduces. With a mischievous ear for dialogue, a glittering eye for detail and a capacious understanding of the vagaries of the human heart, Jane Gardam's stories will captivate, sadden and delight
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Gardam, Jane
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The stories, Jane Gardam
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hetty sleeping -- Lunch with Ruth Sykes -- The great, grand soap-water kick -- The sidmouth letters -- A spot of gothic -- The tribute -- The pig boy -- Rode by all with pride -- The Easter lilies -- The pangs of love -- Stone trees -- AN unknown child -- Showing the flag -- Swan -- Damage -- The dixie girls -- Groundlings -- Grace -- Miss Mistletoe -- Telegony 1. Going into a dark house -- Telegony 2. Signor settimo -- Telegony 3. The hot sweets of Cremona -- The boy who turned into a bike -- Missing the midnight -- The zoo at Christmas -- Old filth -- The green man -- Soul mates -- The people on Priviledge Hill
Control code
000052945958
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
466 p.
Isbn
9781408705681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The stories, Jane Gardam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hetty sleeping -- Lunch with Ruth Sykes -- The great, grand soap-water kick -- The sidmouth letters -- A spot of gothic -- The tribute -- The pig boy -- Rode by all with pride -- The Easter lilies -- The pangs of love -- Stone trees -- AN unknown child -- Showing the flag -- Swan -- Damage -- The dixie girls -- Groundlings -- Grace -- Miss Mistletoe -- Telegony 1. Going into a dark house -- Telegony 2. Signor settimo -- Telegony 3. The hot sweets of Cremona -- The boy who turned into a bike -- Missing the midnight -- The zoo at Christmas -- Old filth -- The green man -- Soul mates -- The people on Priviledge Hill
Control code
000052945958
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
466 p.
Isbn
9781408705681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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