Nesbit`Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm' by Stella Gibbons`There Never Was Such a Goose' from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens`Let Nothing You Dismay' by Helen Simpson`Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor' by John Cheever`A Serious Talk' by Raymond Carver`The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' by Arthur Conan DoyleVINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS.
This is the story of the comic, relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. In this role we meet Dorina, Austin's estranged wife, Mitzi, his alcoholic landlady, and a selection of other women who involve themselves in Austin's fate, with hilarious and appalling results.
For six months, Julia has lived alone in a drab Parisian hotel on an allowance from her ex-lover, Mr Mackenzie. When his cheques stop, Julia decides to leave France and return to London. Past her prime, exhausted by broken love affairs and addled by drink, Julia is tragically unable to find what she really wants - love.
Both an insight into James Joyce's life and childhood, this novel is about sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.