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From the Editors Accepting an Invitation • DAISY HAY

Joyce Grenfell, Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure

A Master of Invention • HENRY JEFFREYS

Roald Dahl, Going Solo

Thames Valley Blues • CHRIS SAUNDERS

Patrick Hamilton, The Slaves of Solitude

Playing it for Laughs • AMANDA THEUNISEN

Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon, Don’t, Mr Disraeli! & No Bed for Bacon

Ayrshire Romantic • D. J. TAYLOR

Gordon Williams, From Scenes Like These

The Fanny Factor • LAURIE GRAHAM

Fanny Cradock, Coping with Christmas

Anguish Revisited • POSY FALOWFIELD

Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

Love and Friendship • MAGGIE FERGUSON

An interview with the novelist Rose Tremain

Have I Already Told You . . . ? • OLIVER PRITCHET

James Sutherland (ed.), The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

Airborne Division • martin sorrell

Joseph Kessel, The Crew

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