Alagu Subramaniam was a barrister-at-law and writer of short stories, radio scripts
and plays. This book contains stories based mainly of contemporary English life from
the perspective of an intimate outsider to English society. His first book The Big
Girl & Other Stories contain stories of colonial Ceylon from the perspective of an
This publication which is a follow up to The Big Girl (last reprint 2018), contains
an anthology of personal letters and documents, giving insight into the author. These
publications are a tribute to Subramaniam made by his grandniece, with the loving
intention to bring his stories back to circulation and to rekindle his memory.