Odd Fish Being a Casual Selection of London Residents

Stacy Aumonier was described by John Galsworthy as "one of the best short-story writers of all time". Odd Fish gives a keen insight into why the Nobel Prize winner believed...

Where Was Wych Street?

Everybody remembers Wych Street, a road in London which no longer exists. But nobody can agree on exactly where it used to run.Stacy Aumonier's classic story follows the...

Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty

The small minded and prudish sister of an English clergyman travels on her own to a hotel in Bordeaux. When she closes the door of her room after returning from a bath, she finds...

The Room

James Wilbraham Waite is living in a bedsit in Praxton Street, London, and feels trapped. Trapped by his life, his job...and particularly by the depressing room he rents. He sees...

The Brothers

The story of two brothers, who could not be more opposite, experience the Great War in different ways.Giles, the elder, popular, sporty brother enlists as a soldier. Robin, the...

The Short Stories of Stacy Aumonier

Stacy Aumonier was a British writer, best known for his outstanding short stories. Nobel prize winner, John Galsworthy described Aumonier as "one of the best short-story writers...

The Brown Wallet

Giles is out of work and deep in debt after being cheated by a business partner. He is desperate to find a way to support his wife Eleanor and his daughter Anna, but he has no...

One Thing Leads To Another

Stacy Aumonier's classic tale tracking a series of initially mundane events which trigger a series of ever more extraordinary happenings. A father, scolding his son for stealing...

The Octave of Jealousy

Stacy Aumonier's famous depiction of human nature in action. An eight-part series of snapshots, starting with a tramp who feels pangs of envy when he sees someone with a more...

Armistice Day

A story from The Prisoner’s Defence, a collection of First World War short stories. Armistice celebrations are depicted as a time for jubilation and euphoria in this short story...

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