"Only 42 pages long, these two stories still pack a punch."
Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.
'Be sure you don't answer the door to anyone you don't know.'
A little Patricia Highsmith, a touch of Shirley Jackson: the long-neglected Celia Fremlin wrote short, sharp stories that threw women's lives into shiver-inducing relief.
In each of these twinned tales, a mother and daughter meet again, and an ordinary home becomes the setting for a return of the repressed.