Wednesday, 21 December 1994

'Complete Rest'

Fiction ~ short story
Published 10th January 1923
Approx. 2,400 words
(First read 21/12/1994)

Another Amy Bondham story ~ for the others click on the appropriate tag below.  This one tells the tale of the social-climbing Mrs B's party clashing with that of the Countess of Rye ~ which she hasn't been invited to.  Rather than suffer the indignity of hosting a party at which only the dregs of society ~ those not invited to dear Peggy Rye's grand affair ~ will be present, Amy cancels her own soirĂ©e and orders herself a spell of 'complete rest' at her house in Harlow ...  Starting to sound familiar? ~ once again, EFB recycled this plot in Lucia in London, to great effect.  Lucia fans will enjoy revisiting it in 'Complete Rest'.  The story's available in Fine Feathers and Other Stories (1994).

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