Introduction : The corners that held her : the importance of place in Sylvia Townsend Warner's writing / Gill Davies -- Ch. 1. A word is a bridge : death and epistolary form in the correspondence of Sylvia Townsend Warner and David Garnett / Margaretta Jolly -- Ch. 2. The practice of the presence of Valentine : Ackland in Warner's work / Frances Bingham -- Ch. 3. On the compositional genetics of the Kingdom of Elfin together with a note on tortoises / John Simons -- Ch. 4. Sylvia Townsend Warner and the politics of the English pastoral : 1925-1934 / Mary Jacobs -- Ch. 5. A counter-reading to conquest : "primitivism" and Utopian longing in Sylvia Townsend Warner's Mr. Fortune's maggot / Emily M. Hinnov -- Ch. 6. "This was a lesson in history" : Sylvia Townsend Warner, George Townsend Warner and the matter of history / Rosemary Sykes -- Ch. 7. Sylvia Townsend Warner and the historical novel : 1936-1948 / Chris Hopkins.