Foreword by Linda Grant; In a German Pension; Germans at Meat; The Baron; The Sister of the Baroness; Frau Fischer; Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding; The Modern Soul; At Lehmann's; The Luft Bad; A Birthday; The Child-Who-Was-Tired; The Advanced Lady; The Swing of the Pendulum; A Blaze; Notes; Biographical note
A key figure in the Modernist movement, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) is remarkable for perfecting the form of the short story. Linda Grant is a feature writer for the Guardian. Her novel, When I Lived in Modern Times, was the winner of the 2000 Orange Prize.
'Pitting a breezy English sensibility against stuffy German manners makes this the funniest, most caustic collection of Mansfield's stories.' - The Guardian Review