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From the cradle to the grave : short stories

Author: Clare West; H G Widdowson; Jennifer Bassett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford bookworms collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thes stories explore the trials of life from youth to old age: the idealism of young people, the stresses of marriage, the anxieties of parenthood, and the loneliness and fears of older people. The wide variety of writing styles includes black humour, satire, and compassionate and realistic observation of the follies and foibles of humankind."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Readers (Adult)
Short stories
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clare West; H G Widdowson; Jennifer Bassett
ISBN: 9780194226929 0194226921
OCLC Number: 29183471
Description: 143 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Tea / Saki --
Mr Loveday's little outing / Evelyn Waugh --
The colonel's lady / Somerset Maugham --
Mrs Bixby and the colonel's coat / Roald Dahl --
They gave her a rise / Frank Sargeson --
The bath / Raymond Carver --
Same time, same place / H.E. Bates --
A bit of singing and dancing / Susan Hill.
Series Title: Oxford bookworms collection.
Responsibility: edited by Clare West ; series advisers H.G. Widdowson, Jennifer Bassett.

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"Thes stories explore the trials of life from youth to old age: the idealism of young people, the stresses of marriage, the anxieties of parenthood, and the loneliness and fears of older people. The wide variety of writing styles includes black humour, satire, and compassionate and realistic observation of the follies and foibles of humankind."--Back cover.

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