Returning to Mansfield

by Charlotte Reads Classics

Selected Stories, Katherine Mansfield

It would be somewhat remiss of me not to read Katherine Mansfield after delving into her married life in Uncommon Arrangements. Bizarrely I had tried to read some of her short stories about six years ago and didn’t get anywhere. I say bizarrely because I think with one book she has become one of my favourite writers ever. I think my favourite story in this collection is At the Bay – it reminds me of childhood family holidays, growing up and playing. She writes fantastic characters, I really don’t know how she manages to describe so much, to be so evocative in a short sketch of writing. I can’t recommend highly enough.