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

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Persephone Books, 1999 - Short stories, English - 203 pages
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Includes several short stories that explore different aspects of English domestic life during the war: about separation, sewing parties, fear, evacuees sent to the country, obsession with food, and the social revolutions of wartime.

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User Review  - lauralkeet - LibraryThing

Good Evening, Mrs Craven is a lovely collection of short stories published by Persephone Books. Mollie Panter-Downes made her career as a journalist, publishing 153 “Letters from London” in The New ... Read full review

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User Review  - souloftherose - LibraryThing

Good Evening, Mrs Craven is a wonderful selection of short stories written by Mollie Panter-Downes as articles for The New Yorker during WWII. The stories focus on middle-class women and how they were ... Read full review


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Mollie Panter-Downes (1906-97) was brought up by her mother in Sussex. She published her first novel, The Shoreless Sea, when she was seventeen, which was a bestseller. She wrote three more popular novels as well as articles, short stories, and the very popular column, Letters from London, for the New Yorker.

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