Miss Mapp (or Tilling-based) Short Stories

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Miss Mapp (or Tilling-based) Short Stories

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Oct 5, 2008, 2:30pm

Hello everyone!

I recall reading somewhere on the web (possibly Wikipedia) that there are three short stories featuring Mapp (and Lucia?) by E. F. Benson.

I have only found two (The Male Impersonator and Desirable Residences). Does anyone here know what the third short story is and where it was published?

Au reservoir!

Nov 5, 2008, 12:42pm

I don't know that there is a third story - Certainly the two you mention are the only stories of which I am aware! It might be that whoever stated that there were three short stories was confused by the fact that The Male Impersonator found it's way into Fine Feathers and other stories edited by Jack Adrian (as was the excellent earlier collection of E.F.Benson 'rarities', Desirable Residences)!
Au Res.,

Feb 12, 2009, 1:57pm

Ah... that makes sense.

Thank you, Quaint1, it saves me further searching as I thought I was missing out :-)

Feb 16, 2009, 1:06am

Many thanks for your message about "Major Benjy", though for some reason the system will not allow me to reply to you directly.

Glad you enjoyed it! Unfortunately sales have not yet hit the required amount, so sequels are on hold. I think the main problme is that most of the big bookshop chains have decided not to stock it, presumbaly because it is published by a small independent company.

So, we are down to word of mouth for promotion - please do your best to recommend it to others, as I would love to get on with "Lucia on Holiday"!

Feb 16, 2009, 2:13am

Unfortunately sales have not yet hit the required amount, so sequels are on hold.

Oh no!

Feb 16, 2009, 6:10pm

Hello Guy

Thanks for your reply. What a shame that sales aren't reaching the mark. We will all have to try harder! Perhaps if we all demand that the big book stores order these for us, others might discover it?

I have already purchased a few copies for myself and mention it often to friends and colleagues. Hopefully in these troubled times, more people will turn to such books as yours to cheer themselves up!

Fingers crossed!

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