... Home forms part of a newly-published collection of his stories. Written on his return from active service in Egypt in the winter of 1919, Home sums up the feelings of so many expatriates returning for Christmas then and now.
It is one of fourteen stories in Jan Stewer At Home And Abroad, a 100-page pocket-sized gem that is sure to delight his many fans. Out of print since it was first published in 1922, it also provides a representative introduction to those new to his work.
Although secondhand and reprinted copies of his better-known titles are relatively easy to pick up, Jan Stewer At Home And Abroad had been largely forgotten until Mark Young was given a rare copy as a gift.
Mark, who runs Broad Street Publishing in Newton Abbot with his wife Chrissie, was astonished by the find and decided it needed to be republished.
The feature continues with a good brief summary of the life and career of 'Jan Stewer', the country schoolteacher and Devon dialect writer described by John Betjeman as "one of the great understanding humorists".
Jan Stewer At Home and Abroad, Jan Stewer, Broad Street Publishing (1 Oct 2010) ISBN-10: 0955701961 / ISBN-13: 978-0955701962.
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