Acknowledgments; Introduction; Plays for the Air: The Confidant; New Judgement: Elizabeth Bowen on Jane Austen; London Revisited: As Seen by Fanny Burney; A Year I Remember - 1918; Broadcasts: Book Talk - New and Recent Fiction; The Next Book; Impressions of Czechoslovakia; Mechanics of Writing; Books that Grow up with One; The Cult of Nostalgia; Coronation; On Not Rising to the Occasion; Writing about Rome; Ireland Today; The Daughters of Erin by Elizabeth Coxhead; An Essay in French; Panorama of the Novel; Speeches: Subject and the Time; The Poetic Element in Fiction; The Idea of Home; Language; The Fear of Pleasure; A Novelist and His Characters; Film and Radio: Things to Come; Why I Go to the Cinema; Third Programme; Lawrence of Arabia; Appreciations: Downe House Scrapbook 1907-1957; Alfred Knopf; Blanche Knopf; Questions: Confessions; The Cost of Letters; Portrait of a Woman Reading; Interviews and Conversations: The Living Image - 1; The Living Image - 2; How I Write: A Discussion with Glyn Jones; A Conversation between Elizabeth Bowen and Jocelyn Brooke; Do Women Think Like Men?; Do Conventions Matter?; Conversation on Traitors; Frankly Speaking: Interview, 1959; Notes; Works Cited;
Allan Hepburn is Associate Professor of English at McGill University in Montreal. He has also edited The Bazaar and Other Stories by Elizabeth Bowen and People, Places, Things: Essays by Elizabeth Bowen, both published by Edinburgh University Press.