269 pp. Very Good, with DJ (good). Dark blue boards, silver titles to spine which has slight discolouration and bumping at top. Block clean. Binding sound. DJ (unclipped, "12s 6d net") has small creases and open tears present at top and bottom, and back is slightly discoloured. Pages are crisp, clean, and free of any markings.
Taken from inside DJ .... 'We admit that 'Poor Cousin Evelyn' - a volume of short stories by a new writer only twenty -three years old- is, as a publishing proposition a blow at a venture. But these stories - controlled, poignant and with hardly a superfluous word- are so outstandingly good, are indeed, for a writer in his early twenties, so little short of miraculous, that we feel it almost a duty to put them before the British public.'.
In James Yaffe’s short stories about the Jews in New York who live in Park Avenue penthouses and West End Avenue terrace apartments, the rich show their private faces, opening the whole intimate culture of the upper classes. Yaffe sensibly removes them from the world of display, and even from the places where they dramatically bargained for success, onto the parlour sofa where that success is finally savoured.