Sixteen short stories from acclaimed author Geoffrey Household.
First published in 1958, this collection of short stories is a snapshot of Household's great skill as a storyteller. Despite vastly different characters and plots, the collection as a whole explores Household's generation - raw from war and political upheaval - with wit, suspense and brilliance.
Including, among others, The Case of Valentin Lecormier, Constant Lovers, The Idealist, Kindly Stranger, Salute, Eggs as Ain't, The Eye of a Soldier, Children's Crusade.
Geoffrey Household was a prolific novelist of political thrillers and suspense stories, most notably the classic ROGUE MALE, which, THE TIMES recently declared, 'remains as exciting and probing as ever'. He was as widely travelled as the settings of his books suggest: after graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a first in English literature he worked abroad for twenty-five years, and served in British Intelligence during World War Two in Greece and the Middle East. He married twice and eventually settled in the English countryside with his wife and three children.