Book List:17 titles
  • A beautiful hardcover edition of the collected stories of "one of the best short story writers who ever lived"--with a new introduction by John Banville. Widely known for her extraordinary novels, including The Heat of the Day, The House in Paris, a...


  • This volume brings together the previously uncollected stories of this exceptional modernist writer, from fairy tale to fable and social drama.Covering a range of situations--broken engagements, encounters with ghosts, brushes with crime--these previ...


  • Widely known for her much-admired novels, including The Heat of the Day, The House in Paris, and The Death of the Heart, Elizabeth Bowen established herself in the front rank of the century's writers equally through her short fiction. This collectio...


  • Elizabeth Bowen takes us on a tour through the history of the famous Dublin landmark, the Shelbourne Hotel, in this evocative account of Irish life. Looking out on Dublin as if from the windows of the Shelbourne, and then turning inward to witness th...


  • This title is presented with an introduction by Victoria Glendinning. The Irish troubles rage, but up at the 'Big House', tennis parties, dances and flirtations with the English officers continue, undisturbed by the ambushes, arrests and burning coun...



  • Eva Trout, Elizabeth Bowen’s last novel, epitomizes her bold exploration of the territory between the comedy of manners and cutting social commentary.Orphaned at a young age, Eva has found a home of sorts in Worcestershire with her former schooltea...


  • In his introduction to a collection of criticism on the Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Bowen, Harold Bloom wrote, What then has Bowen given us except nuance, bittersweet and intelligent? Much, much more. Born in 1899, Bowen became part of the famous Bl...


  • Glittering brightly, it lay like a luxurious jewel on the opulent Riviera -- the perfect adornment for Sydney Warren. Lovely and enigmatic Sydney, who certainly was dangerous and might well be profoundly evil, yet who drew to her all the very wealthy...






  • Cecilia, capricious and unable to love, inches reluctantly towards a second marriage to the kind, passionless Julian Tower. Meanwhile, her sister-in-law, Emmeline, is surprised to find the calm tenor of her life disturbed by her attraction to the pre...


  • Seventy-seven stories by the acclaimed Irish writer range from the 1920s to the present and demonstrate the immediacy of her vision, her intense sense of place and character, and her mastery of the short-story form...


  • When eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers’ well-appointed house in Paris, she is prepared to spend her day between trains looked after by an old friend of her grandmother’s. Little does Henrietta know what fascinations the Fisher hous...



    • / Contemporary Romance
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    In 1914 they had been 11 years old; three girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and ...


  • Her fictitious lives have to be read to be believed, yet as they happen they seem perfectly plausible, almost terrifyingly inevitable. The girl is quite beautiful, tall, with a kind of Garbo-like way of walking and moving and wearing her clothes. She...



    • / General Fiction
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    Elizabeth Bowen is widely considered to be one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century. While her novels masquerade as witty comedies of manners, set in the lavish country houses of the Anglo-Irish or in elegant London homes, they mine the...