It was great to come across the news that a short story by Jack Common is being re-published in a new Penguin anthology. The story, 'Nineteen', was last published in 1931. I haven't read it but will be getting my hands on the 'Penguin Book of the British Short Story' as soon as I can. More news on Jack Common can be found in this link to the Chronicle. Jack Common will be featuring in my next Goodcompanionaround, hopefully to be published on this website in the new year.