The Five Novellas presented are a collection of the works of the author. The First three, Unheralded Chronincler, Laborers and Sophisticates, and A Soldier's Life are the chronicles of James Grealey, following his life from youth through to comparative years. Unheralded Chronicler is semi-autobiographical. Laborers and Sophisticates is a love story. A Soldier's Life is a war story. The fourth, The Specter of St. John's, is a ghost story on the old template. The last story, Notes to Poland, is an invention of remote and inaccessible life behind the liberated Iron Curtain.