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  1. Terence Terence says:

    Another solid collection of short stories from one of my favorite authors There are none here that fall below three stars in my estimation, and a few are worthy of a fourth or fifth star My favorites were Flora A story about a misogynistic scholar who snubs the eponymous widow when she attempts to deliver something of her husband s to him Maternal Devotion A mother diverts the attentions of an unwanted suitor to her daughter Love A reflection on what it means to love someone A Flyi Another solid collection of short stories from one of my favorite authors There are none here that fall below three stars in my estimation, and a few are worthy of a fourth or fifth star My favorites were Flora A story about a misogynistic scholar who snubs the eponymous widow when she attempts to deliver something of her husband s to him Maternal Devotion A mother diverts the attentions of an unwanted suitor to her daughter Love A reflection on what it means to love someone A Flying Start, English Mosaic, The Candles, Furnivall s Hoopoe, and The Listening Woman all take place in Abbey Antique Galleries, under the management of Mr Edom, aided by his assistant Mr Collins My favorite among these is Furnivall s Hoopoe, where a woman and an overeager ornithologist tangle over a scrap screen where the aforementioned bird is illustrated.All of my favorites were fairly light, if not comical, in tone but there were stories in this collection that adopted aserious note, including The Inside Out and A Scent of Roses And even Warner s comedy is often leavened with a measure of seriousness In Furnivall s Hoopoe, for example, Mrs Otter, whose screen is the object of the dispute, is not as happy in the outcome as she might have been because the loss of the screen represents a loss of something important in her lifeToby Otter would not go to prison and his mother would be left with a comfortable remainder Yet it seemed to him that despite this happy ending a sudden cloud had shadowed her, a resignation, a tremor of regret for something precious and irrecoverable, not to do with the screenp 134 The Foreword has some interesting tidbits about Warner s life and work but the Afterword can be skipped.As with all things Sylvia Townsend Warner at least so far , I recommend this little volume enthusiastically


  2. Story❤ Story❤ says:

    Charming, amusing, rather old fashioned stories.


  3. Brett Beach Brett Beach says:

    A somewhat scattered collection, for me the opening story is lovely, but there s a randomness to this collection that makes sense in light of the afterward, where you learn that Townsend Warner never collected these particular stories in any of her many collections Worth reading, but not as a place to start with Sylvia.


  4. JimZ JimZ says:

    My version has a foreward by William Maxwell, one of my favorite authors.


  5. Peter Allum Peter Allum says:

    Picked up on a whim in a secondhand book store The twenty short stories are an easy read, charming, sometimes poignant However, they are too well behaved for my taste, and seem somewhat dated.


  6. Cooper Renner Cooper Renner says:

    Superb collection Wit, charm, clever language.


  7. Colin Colin says:

    This delightful collection of stories almost all of them originally published in the New Yorker and published in book form here for the first time has been my introduction to the writing of Sylvia Townsend Warner, and I ve loved it so much that I ve already ordered a copy of her Selected Stories and one of her novels The stories in this collection are eccentric, witty and populated by a wonderful range of the most extraordinary characters Forming a kind of centrepiece are the five stories ab This delightful collection of stories almost all of them originally published in the New Yorker and published in book form here for the first time has been my introduction to the writing of Sylvia Townsend Warner, and I ve loved it so much that I ve already ordered a copy of her Selected Stories and one of her novels The stories in this collection are eccentric, witty and populated by a wonderful range of the most extraordinary characters Forming a kind of centrepiece are the five stories about the antique dealer Mr Edom these are quite possibly the best things in the book humorous, reflective, sad and quirky by turns The candles is a beautiful visual piece of writing, a quiet story set in Mr Edom s shop in a power cut My other favourite is the joyous, life affirming Afternoon in Summer


  8. Cathy Cathy says:

    A fine collection of stories this collection was not put together by STW or in her lifetime However, it was thoughtfully edited by an editor who had worked with the author The stories span several decades of writing and are not presented in any chronological way There is a sequence of stories set in an antiques shop or galleries These stories are written with a tenderness and joy illustrating how much STW was enjoying the writing process, it seems.Each story in this collection has much t A fine collection of stories this collection was not put together by STW or in her lifetime However, it was thoughtfully edited by an editor who had worked with the author The stories span several decades of writing and are not presented in any chronological way There is a sequence of stories set in an antiques shop or galleries These stories are written with a tenderness and joy illustrating how much STW was enjoying the writing process, it seems.Each story in this collection has much to offer and I will enjoy re reading at a later date.I am currently reading as many short stories by STW as I can get my eyes on.RE READ April 2020


  9. Frederick Gault Frederick Gault says:

    I really tried to like these stories They were highly recommended All I can say is these are tedious stories about pointless empty lives once lived by people I would have avoided had I known them At least the prose was incomprehensible and stuffed with antique British idiom and what passes for dry humor in England, the land of grumpy dislikeable poorly fed and utterly forgettable drunkards.


  10. Deana David Lissenberg Deana David Lissenberg says:

    This is the first time I ve read Sylvia Townsend Warner and now I m on the hunt forof her books This is a collection of short stories many of which revolves around an antique shop very funny Like most short story collections some are unforgettable gems and others went over my head I really enjoy her, her writing, and her characters are wonderful


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The Music at Long Verney: Twenty Stories ❮KINDLE❯ ❃ The Music at Long Verney: Twenty Stories Author Sylvia Townsend Warner – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The twenty short stories collected here span five decades, from to Most of them first appeared in The New Yorker, and all of them appear here in book form for the first time They are crowded with ir The twenty at Long PDF/EPUB ë short stories collected here span five decades, fromtoMost of them first appeared in The New Yorker, and all of them appear here in book form for the first time They are crowded with irrepressible, living characters and even animated objects and incidents There are stories of romantic love and the mysteries of marriage of artists who speak the truth even as they The Music PDF/EPUB ² distort reality of gardens and houses and very fine things and of those who fancy themselves their owners The centerpiece of the collection is a series of five linked stories about an eccentric establishment, the Abbey Antiques Gallery, and its singular proprietor, the urbane Mr Edom not to mention its uncontrollable inventory, staff, and clientele.