The Day After the Fair
Tue 1 May 2007
by Frank Harvey
â€œThe Day after the Fairâ€ is based on a tale by Thomas Hardy, one of eight short stories collectively entitled â€œLifeâ€™s Little Ironiesâ€. It is set in a West Country market town in the late nineteenth century.
The story is a simple one. Anna falls in love with Charles at the fair. On his return to London he writes loving letters which she can neither read nor reply to. Her mistress Edith agrees to write for her, leading to unexpected consequences.