Amongst the characters in this collection of short stories are the upright Mrs Allen, who unwittingly provides an alibi for her slackly corseted home help, and Emily, who has written fluent, amusing letters to a distinguished novelist for 10 years but descends into small talk when they meet.

The Blush 1987, Penguin Books, New York, NY

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The Blush 1986, Virago Press (UK)

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