Ballad of Peckham Rye, The

Ballad of Peckham Rye, The

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"Get away from here, you dirty swine," she said. / "There's a dirty swine in every man," he said. More info →
Comforters, The

Comforters, The

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On the first day of his holiday Laurence Manders woke to hear his grandmother's voice below. More info →
Far Cry from Kensington, A

Far Cry from Kensington, A

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So great was the noise during the day that I used to lie awake at night listening to the silence. More info →
Girls of Slender Means, The

Girls of Slender Means, The

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Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions. More info →
Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent

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One day in the middle of the twentieth century I sat in an old graveyard which had not yet been demolished, in the Kensington area of London, when a young policeman stepped off the path and came over to me. More info →
Mandelbaum Gate, The

Mandelbaum Gate, The

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Sometimes, instead of a letter to thank his hostess, Freddy Hamilton would compose a set of formal verses--roudeaux redoubles, villanelles, rondels, or Sicilian octaves--to express his thanks neatly. More info →
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

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Dame Lettie Colston refilled her fountain pen and continued her letter: More info →
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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The boys, as they talked to the girls from Marcia Blaine School, stood on the far side of their bicycles holding the handlebars, which established a protective fence of bicycle between the sexes, and the impression that at any moment the boys were likely More info →
Public Image, The

Public Image, The

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It was the middle of Friday morning. More info →
Symposium

Symposium

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"This is rape!" His voice was reaching a pitch it had never reached before and went higher still as he surveyed the wreckage. "This is violation!" More info →