Mr Wrong

Elizabeth Jane Howard

10 September 2015
224 pages


From the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr Wrong is a collection of dazzlingly original short stories.

'Her talent seemed so effervescent, so unstoppable, that there was no predicting where it might take her' – Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall

With her renowned style and delicious wit, Howard explores the subtle tensions of relationships in the twentieth century. From flat sharing to adultery, a family Christmas to a house party in France, through a haunting journey into the macabre, these stories are by turns funny, perceptive and spine-tingling.

This collection includes Mr Wrong, The Devoted and Three Miles Up, and represents a diverse selection of work from one of the great British storytellers of the modern era.

'Howard has a gift for tilting our sense of reality' – Guardian

Howard has a gift for tilting our sense of reality . . . wry humour and elegant perceptions.
Each of these stories may be read again with real pleasure.
As polished, stylish and civilised as her many devotees would expect.