About this book
Paperback edition of Bennett's bestselling book, which includes 2 short stories, "The Shielding Of Mrs Forbes" and "The Greening Of Mrs Donaldson". Bennett's previous book "The Uncommon Reader" sold half a million copies, and the hardback edition of "Smut" sold 100,000 copies. 'Amusingly peculiar... tender and comic... joyous anarchism... It is good, old-fashioned British humour with the lightest of subversive twists' Arifa Akbar, "Independent"
Mrs Donaldson is a conventional middle-class woman beached on the shores of widowhood after a marriage that had been much like many others: happy to begin with, then satisfactory and finally dull. But when she decides to take in two lodgers, her mundane life becomes much more stimulating.