This Christmas, bask in these 'diminutive masterpieces' (Guardian) by the English genius behind Lolly Willowes. "One of our finest writers." -- Neil Gaiman "One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years. " -- Sarah Waters "Diminutive masterpieces ... Hand yourself over to be enchanted." -- Guardian "Extraordinary, lucid wildness." -- Helen MacDonald Decades after her divorce, a lady returns to the village of her tumultuous marriage. A railway carriage hosts a charged schoolboy encounter. A murder raises fears of blackmail.