“The Garden Party” and “Mr. and Mrs. Dove”. Mansfield once said “Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” She was among an emerging female professional class and saw herself as a writer first, a woman second. The death of her young brother, Leslie, in the First World War devastated her and she found solace in her remembrance of the country of their childhood. These remembrances were transformed into some of her finest writing of which “The Garden Party” is one. Enjoy!