A Lady of Letters
The story of a woman, Irene Ruddock, who compulsively spies on her neighbours. She becomes fascinated by a little girl who lives across the road, who displays some unusual bruises. But when she begins sending aggressive letters to the child's parents, it leads her into trouble with the police.
A Chip in the Sugar
Mild, middle-aged Graham Whittaker (who we learn is a repressed homosexual with a history of mild mental health problems) finds life becoming complicated as his mother, with whom he still lives, reunites with an old flame named Frank Turnbull.
Bed Among the Lentils
Susan, an alcoholic, nervous vicar's wife who has to travel into Leeds to go to the off-licence because of her debts with the local shop keeper, distracts herself from her ambitious, and, as she sees him, vainly insensitive husband and his doting parishioners by conducting an affair with a nearby grocer, Ramesh Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process.
- A Lady of Letters
- A Chip In The Sugar
- Bed Among The Lentils