Category Archives: Comyns, Barbara

“A Real Book”: Barbara Comyns, Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

This book does not seem to be growing very large although I have got to Chapter Nine. I think this is partly because there isn’t any conversation. I could just fill pages like this: ‘I am sure it is true,’ said Phyllida. ‘I cannot agree with you,’ answered Norman. ‘Oh, but I know I am […]

“Definitely Floating”: Barbara Comyns, The Vet’s Daughter

And then in the night it happened again and I was floating, definitely floating. The moonlight was streaming whitely through the window, and I could see the curtains gently flapping in the night wind. I’d left my bed, and except for a sheet, the clothes lay scattered on the floor. I gently floated about the […]

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