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on 9 July 2012
This collection of 6 short stories is a great introduction to the major works of Thomas Hardy. It eases you into his way of writing so when you come to read his novels you'll undertand more of what he is about.
Two of the stories are somewhat alike in that they both contain a person who has a horrid job (can't say anymore otherwise it could be a spoiler). My favourite however, was The Withered Arm which is a bit like a horror story and is really quite frightening.........it certainly would have been thought of as such in Hardy's time I am sure.
A great book and I recommend it.