Ellen Jones

The Watcher

People in the Room


And Other Stories 167pp £10 order from our bookshop

Norah Lange’s People in the Room, first published in 1950, has been read as a Künstlerroman, as a critique of women’s stultifying domestic experiences, and as a female writer’s response to life as an object of the male gaze. It is all these things, as well as a powerful evocation of an overactive teenage imagination.

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