Very like Poole Harbour

Patricia Beer

  • With and Without Buttons by Mary Butts, edited by Nathalie Blondel
    Carcanet, 216 pp, £13.95, October 1991, ISBN 0 85635 944 0

This is a collection of 14 stories by Mary Butts, a dedicated and prolific writer who died comparatively young in the Thirties. She is one of the current victims of the fashionable drive to exhume ‘forgotten women writers’. The category is dreary. Mary Butts is not.

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