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ID
a71
Title
Twenty Tales
Genre
Story Collection
Page Count
253
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Publication Year
1951

London: Jonathan Cape, 1951 (September 3). "Evensford Edition." One of many compilations by Bates's first publisher subsequent to his departure to Michael Joseph in 1944, this collection draws heavily from Bates's work from 1936 to 1940, a period of inconsistent quality, and then includes as its last selections four tales of 1928-1929 (including two of Bates finest tales, the novella Alexander and Lanko's White Mare). Reviews: The Spectator (October 19, 1951, p. 518, Tangye Lean, attached) Contains: Perhaps We Shall Meet Again...; The Flying Goat; The Late Public Figure; Shot Actress-Full Story; Purchase's Living Wonders; The Case of Miss Lomas; Cloudburst; The Captain; Italian Haircut; The Kimono; The Landlady; Breeze Anstey; Old; A Scandalous Woman; Quartette; The Goat and the Stars; Alexander; Lanko's White Mare; A Tinker's Donkey; The Barber.


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