Set in small town Bohemia between the wars, the two narratives of THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL are delightful and witty evocations of the passing of an age, and its effects upon a close knit community.
From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalises the town when she cuts short her golden tresses, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, Bohumil Hrabal creates a range of enchanting and memorable characters - confirming his status as one of Europe's greatest writers.
Includes THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL and CUTTING IT SHORT.
Glorious . . . Hrabal combines good humour and hilarity with tenderness and a tragic sense of his country's history - OBSERVER
There are pages of queer magic unlike anything else currently being done with words - GUARDIAN
Hrabal is a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humour and a hushed tenderness of detail - Julian Barnes
Czechoslovakia's greatest living writer - Milan Kundera