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.
Julian Barnes, Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending