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The Snow Goose and A Small Miracle
  • ISBN: 9780140299526
  • Pages: 80
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Binding: Paperback

The Snow Goose and A Small Miracle

Paul Gallico
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‘It was described as a novella, but it is in fact a short story which takes no more than half an hour to read.

The Dunkirk scenes, which come at the end, take up only a few pages. The setting for most of the story is what Gallico called “one of the last of the wild places of England”, a stretch of marshland on the Essex coast at the mouth of the Thames estuary where it opens to meet the wide horizons of the North Sea . . . In writing a story of Dunkirk in the form of fanciful myth – and in writing it at the darkest of times when London was being bombed and before America had come into the war – Gallico caught the essence of Dunkirk as a turning-point for public resolve.’ Andrew Joynes, SF Issue No. 78



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