The Collected Stories – Katherine Mansfield

Another holiday read, and one that leant itself well to lazy hot summer days lying on the grass outside the cottage in Sweden.

Some of these stories I loved. More than a few of them left me feeling strangely disappointed. It’s a shame that there were so many unfinished short stories – I would have loved to know where she was going with some of them.
The characters are so clearly realised, and the situations so well described that you feel as though you are there, experiencing everything, but with a greater understanding of the overall situation than the protagonists themselves.