The Casino

The Casino Fifteen stories

  • Title: The Casino
  • Author: Margaret Bonham Cary Bazalgette
  • ISBN: 9781903155387
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifteen stories.

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    About "Margaret Bonham Cary Bazalgette"

    1. Margaret Bonham Cary Bazalgette

      Margaret Bonham 1913 91 was born in London and went to Wimbledon High School for Girls She married disastrously when very young, but re married in 1940 and lived in Wales with her conscientious objector husband Deryck Bazalgette, who was working on the land A daughter, Cary, was born in 1942, and a son in 1944 After the war she abandoned her family to marry Charles Kimber, the socialist inheritor of a baronetcy and affluence, with whom she shared a love of rally driving and good living their home was a large C17th house in Oxfordshire, where two children were born Meanwhile she had published short stories in magazines The Casino 1948 was her own selection a novel came out in 1951 Her third and final marriage having collapsed, in 1960 she moved to a cottage in Devon, where she was devoted to her garden, friends and cats After her younger son was killed in a car crash in 1972 she never wrote again.

    394 thoughts on “The Casino”

    1. Just a gorgeous book full of elegant, subtle and refined stories. Margaret Bonham has a divine gentleness about the way she writes and these were the perfect morsals to devour day after day. I recommend them whole-heartedly (and am embarassed I have never heard of her before).


    2. I purchased this book when visiting Persephone Books in London. The handwritten snippet about it is what caught my attention in the store; it was described as short stories that mostly revolve around unusual parent-child relationships. The stories definitely delivered on this front, and I really enjoyed about half of them ("Vicky" and "The Horse" were my favorite). The stories explore humble yet deeply interesting characters, providing a peek into their inner worlds in familiar, yet slightly off [...]


    3. Smoothly elegant short stories, most of them bringing to life unusual and/or strongminded women or small girls. Some of the women walk away from marriage either before or after the event, but there's none of the pain of an imploding relationship. Life and love is mostly taken lightheartedly.


    4. A neat collection of stories mostly about women facing a choice or at any rate an odd situation, made more odd by the brilliant, idiosyncratic characters in the stories. Not too brutal; a mashup of deliciously awkward, cool, headstrong and flawed people who come alive for a brief moment and made me smile (or was that a smirk?).


    5. This collection of short stories is like the curate's egg, good in parts, but some of the stories are definitely, to coin a modern phrase, a bit meh.


    6. Angela does her homework, and her mother entertains some intellectual friends. Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fielding.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 7, 10:15am Sunday 10th January 2010


    7. Angela does her homework, and her mother entertains some intellectual friends. Margaret Bonham's story read by Emma Fieldingc/programmes/b0076




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