Not All Bastards are from Vienna
Italy 1917: when the villa of the aristocratic Spadas is occupied by the invading Austrians, the younger members of the family embark on a dangerous campaign of resistance, and discover the corrupting effect of war on their own social and moral values. American-cut pages.
Echo's Bones was originally intended as an end-piece for More Pricks Than Kicks (1934); but although the publisher had requested the extra story, it was declared 'a nightmare' and remained unpublished. The story of Belacqua's resurrection in all its brilliant improbability is here edited, introduced and annotated by Mark Nixon.