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Barker's debut story collection appeared in 1947 and won the inaugural Somerset Maugham prize, instantly marking her out as a remarkable new talent.

Each story describes a crisis in life; each reveals the impact of experience upon innocence, or vice versa.

'[Barker's] remarkable descriptive powers, her feeling for the exact word and the right combination of adjectives are most satisfyingly applied to the evocation of landscape.

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Barker writes with a subtlety and precision which are as delightful as they are rare.

' Times Literary Supplement'This collection of eight short stories.

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introduces an already assured and subtle stylist.

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There is little pity here, but - if restrained - considerable terror and tragedy, and a precision of observation and treatment which qualify this collection for a critical, fastidious audience.

' Kirkus Reviews

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