'[A short story] must emulate the swift, swallow or martlet. Most impressive in this respect is Elizabeth Baines' "Leaf Memory" which charts the fortunes of three generations in as many pages without any sense of strain or thinness.'I guess nowadays, thanks to the internet, you wouldn't miss a review in that way!
Sunday, May 29, 2011
A review missed and found
The internet is really amazing. The story 'Leaf Memory' is one of the very oldest in Balancing on the Edge of the World. It first appeared in an anthology published by Penguin, and I had no idea that the anthology had been reviewed in Punch until, years later, indeed this week, I came across the fact on the internet. Imagine how I felt when I read these words: