Tag Archives: Sylvia Townsend Warner

I don’t mind unhappy endings

This week, Helen at a gaullimaufry is celebrating Sylvia Townsend Warner, a 20th century British novelist, poet, and short story writer. Since Townsend Warner is one of my favorite authors, I’m joining Helen and others in trying to convince everyone … Continue reading

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“The lure of the unsafe”

3rd and final part of my look at Sylvia Townsend Warner’s oeuvre. The title is a phrase from Sarah Waters’ 2012 article in The Guardian. Kingdoms of Elfin, Sylvia Townsend Warner (1977), Viking, 222 pp. Most of the stories in … Continue reading

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Shops and marriages

Part 2 of my appreciation of Sylvia Townsend Warner: One Thing Leading to Another (1984), Sylvia Townsend Warner This posthumous collection begins with four short stories featuring Mr. Edom, the proprietor of Abbey Antique Galleries, and his invaluable assistant Mr. Collins. … Continue reading

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Dealing with water

A conversation with another blogger reminded me of this author, one of my favorites. So this and the next two days’ posts are resurrected from my other blog. Winter in the Air (1955) and The Innocent and the Guilty (1971), by Sylvia Townsend … Continue reading

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