A Stranger Still
A strong early novel first published in 1935 under the name of Helen Ferguson. Set in the 1930s, in Bohemian London, Paris, and southern France, the story concerns a rich family and their financial and emotional vicissitudes. The autobiographical element (repression in childhood) is implicit for those familiar with the author's enigmatic life. The author actually identified so strongly with the glacial character of Anna Kavan that she subsequently wrote under that name.
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3 Martin and a JigSaw Puzzle
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Adolphe Menjou affair Alpine plants Anna Kavan Anna's Anthony Quested appeared asked Bandol bedroom began behaviour beside blue Byrne's cafe carriage Catherine Catherine Howard Cedric chauffeur cigarette dark door dress empty eyes face Fairbrother father feeling felt forehead frowning gazed George West Gerald Gill Germaine girl glanced glass grey Gwenda Lewison hair hand heart Hendon Hornchurch Hubert Byrne knew Lauretta lawyer light live looked Martin Lewison Matthew Kavan mind morning moved never night Number once perhaps pince-nez quiet realised round seemed sense Sir Edward sitting smile soon stared Starling Hill stood strange street studio suddenly sunshine Suresnes talking things thought Tony Quested took Toulon train turned voice waiting walked watched William Lewison window Winny woman Worcester Road words worry young young rascal