Published in The Windsor Magazine, February 1914
Approx. 3,000 words
(First read 25/12/1994)
The 'styles' in question are the so-called English and International ones of ice-skating circa 1914. (EFB, himself a keen skater, was naturally a devotee of the first.) Now it's not absolutely necessary to go armed with an ability to picture the difference between them to appreciate A Comedy of Styles. What you will need is a liking for very flimsy comedy-of-errors romances ~ by far from Benson's finest hour. Available in Fine Feathers and Other Stories (1994).
A very amusing story of winter sports in Switzerland from the witty pen of E F Benson.
~The Southern Reporter, 29/01/1914