Frances Hodgson Burnett
Miss Octavia Basset est une jolie jeune fille de dix-neuf ans, élevée par son père pionnier au Far West, dans les années 1870. Pour la première fois, elle rend visite à sa tante, dans le petit village de Slowbridge au fond de la campagne anglaise. L'arrivée de la nièce, avec ses différences et ses manières spontanées, met en émoi tout le village de Slowbridge. Certains vont devenir ses amis, mais l'austère Lady Théobald entend bien inculquer...
Starting with a summary of the 1922 novel The Head of the House of Coombe, which followed the relationships between a group of pre-WWI English nobles and commoners, this sequel, called Robin, completes the story of Robin, Lord Coombe, Donal and Feather.
This is a short story about a shy, quiet little girl living in a big city. When her parents are offered the opportunity to take care of a house in the suburbs for the summer she meets another little girl in the house and they become playmates.
A wealthy London business man takes a room in a poor part of the city. He is depressed and has decided to take his life by going the next day to purchase a hand gun he had seen in a pawnshop window. The morning comes with one of those 'memorable fogs' and the adventure he has in it alters his decisions and ultimately his life.