The Bazaar and Other Stories

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Home for Christmas

Millie at once saw, from the light on their bedroom ceiling, that snow must have fallen during the night. As though someone had spoken, she woke from a deep, plausible dream to the unreality of this unknown spare room silently glared into by the snow. The satin pattern on the blue wallpaper glimmered, and the white door through to the dressingroom, the white mantlepiece seemed to be carved out of something solidly bright. Someone must have been in and gone out (with a glance at them both sleeping) for the curtains had been drawn right back, the gas fire lit, and an oval tea-tray stood on the commode between the two beds. At the far

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents iv
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction 1
  • Uncollected Short Stories 27
  • Salon Des Dames 29
  • Moses 35
  • “Just Imagine…” 39
  • The Pink Biscuit 53
  • Flavia 66
  • She Gave Him 77
  • Brigands 83
  • The Unromantic Princess 99
  • Comfort and Joy 111
  • The Good Earl 120
  • The Lost Hope 135
  • I Died of Love 143
  • So Much Depends 152
  • Emergency in the Gothic Wing 171
  • The Claimant 183
  • Candles in the Window 193
  • Happiness 204
  • Unpublished and Unfinished Short Stories 215
  • The Bazaar 217
  • Miss Jolley Has No Plans for the Future 227
  • The Man and the Boy 232
  • Story Scene 239
  • Flowers Will Do 247
  • The Last Bus 267
  • Fairies at the Christening 274
  • Christmas Games 292
  • Home for Christmas 309
  • Ghost Story 320
  • Women in Love 330
  • Notes 350
  • Works Cited 376
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