The Patriot Son and other Stories (1956)

Author: Mary Lavin

Book ID: 67700

Price: 165.00

The Patriot Son and other Stories. London: Joseph, 1956. First Edition. Pp, 252. Occasional light spotting to contents pages, but overall a nice bright copy in dust jacket.

Presentation copy, inscribed by the Author to fellow writer Mervin Wall, on front free endpaper.

A collection of twelve stories from a pioneer in the field of women’s writing.

Her first book, Tales from Bective Bridge, was published in 1943 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Lavin’s subject matter often dealt explicitly with concerns of women, as well as a deep Catholic faith (she attended a convent school in Dublin). She is particularly noteworthy for her stories on the topic of widowhood, which are acknowledged to be among her finest.

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