BITTEN BY THE TARANTULA AND OTHER WRITING

JULIAN MACLAREN-ROSS
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The writing in this Julian Maclaren-Ross omnibus is some of his best. Readers familiar with his work will know of his short stories of the wartime and London, particularly its bohemian life, and there are excellent examples of both here. In contrast is his novella of the south of France between the wars, Bitten by the Tarantula. Maclaren-Ross’s literary and film criticism, written mainly during the 1950s and 1960s, shows the same sharp eye as his fiction and memoir. Finally, there are literary parodies of Raymond Chandler and P G Wodehouse, among others, which led Malcolm Muggeridge to describe their author as ‘the greatest living parodist’. H E Bates sued Maclaren-Ross in the High Court, equally gratifying for a parodist.

Accomplishment of a rare kind. EVELYN WAUGH