The characters in Angela Huth's marvellous collection ofstories are all winners or losers in the game of love: from the two friendscompeting in a gruelling cross-country marathon for the man they both wish tomarry, to the lonely Cheltenham widow abandoning all decorum after too manyIrish Coffees; from a seaside donkey owner giving away his favourite animal forthe sake of a pair of sad grey eyes, to the husband taking up secret dancinglessons to please his dance-mad wife. A shrewd observer of human foibles with a fine sense ofthe comic and absurd, Angela Huth has written a blissfully entertaining,poignant and funny book of stories, which explore the nature and difficultiesof love.
Huth is the daughter of the actor Harold Huth. She left school at age 16 in order to paint and to study art in both France and Italy. At 18 she travelled, mostly alone, across the United States before returning to England to work on a variety of newspapers and magazines. She married journalist and travel writer Quentin Crewe and soon became known most for her writing, having written three collections of short stories and eleven novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.