These three novellas explore human relationships and the devastating results of war. In "The Fox," a predator targets two young women living on a small farm during the First World War. "The Captain's Doll" explores the complex relationship between a German countess and a married Scottish soldier in occupied Germany. In "The Ladybird," a wounded prisoner of war has a disturbing influence on the Englishwoman who visits him in the hospital. * Uses the restored texts of the Cambridge edition * Includes a new introduction, chronology, and further reading
D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence (1885-1930) English novelist, story writer, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works are The White Peacock(1911), Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915) and Lady Chatterly's Lover, first published privately in Florence in 1928. Helen Dunmore is a novelist, poet, short story and children's writer. Her published work includes eight collections of poetry, eight novels and two collections of short stories. In her first novel, Zennor in Darkness, she wrote about D H Lawrence's stay in Zennor during the First World War. A Spell of Winter won the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction. The Siege was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction.