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Sixteen short stories from acclaimed author Geoffrey Household.

First published in 1958, this collection of short stories is a snapshot of Household’s great skill as a storyteller. Despite vastly different characters and plots, the collection as a whole explores Household’s generation – raw from war and political upheaval – with wit, suspense and brilliance.

Including, among others, The Case of Valentin Lecormier, Constant Lovers, The Idealist, Kindly Stranger, Salute, Eggs as Ain’t, The Eye of a Soldier, Children’s Crusade.