About the Book

Tender Shoots

Tender Shoots

May 2012
Trade Paperback · 140 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $17.50 CAN
ISBN 9781906548650
Pushkin Press


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Clarissa, Delphine, and Aurora—three alluring and independent young women—are the titles of three short stories that Paul Morand composed during the First World War and set in London, a city of constant fascination to him. Stylish, poetic, and highly original, these urbane and witty stories boast a foreword by Marcel Proust.

About the Authors

Paul Morand: Paul Morand was born in Paris in 1888 and after studying at the Ecole des Science Politiques he joined the diplomatic corps, serving in London, Rome, Berne and Bucharest. His first collection of stories Tendres Stocks (1921), had an introduction by his friend Marcel Proust. In a long and busy life, he found time to write poetry, novels, short stories and travel books. In 1963 Morand was made a member of the Academie Francaise. He was married to the Romanian princess Hélène Soutzo, and he died in 1976.

Euan Cameron lives in London and has translated other Paul Morand works including, 'Venices' and 'The Allure of Chanel'.