Synopses & Reviews
In one volume for the first time, three of William Trevor's early novels that established his name as a master of the genre. In The Old Boys, a group of septuagenarians revive schoolboy conflicts in the election of the President of the Association. In The Boarding-House, Mr Bird takes in boarders whom society would never miss - if it ever noticed they were around. Then he makes a fatal mistake: he dies. From the offices of The Love Department, Lady Dolores cures the heartaches of the lonely wives of Wimbledon with inimitable flourish and finesse.
In these early novels, one of the acclaimed masters of 20th century fiction creates dark and compassionate characters that have become hallmarks of William Trevor's literary career.
About the Author
William Trevor is the author of twenty-nine books, including Felicia’s Journey, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was made into a motion picture. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Lannan Award for Fiction. In 2001, he won the Irish Times Literature Prize for fiction. Two of his books were chosen by The New York Times as best books of the year, and his short stories appear regularly in the New Yorker. In 1997, he was named Honorary Commander of the British Empire. He lives in Devon, England.