"The Snow Goose" centres on Philip, a hunchback, who lives alone in an lighthouse, except for the flocks of geese, and a young girl from the local village who brings him a snow goose wounded by a gun shot. Also included in this collection is "The Small Miracle".
Paul William Gallico was born in New York City in 1897. He was one of the most well-known sporting writers in America, and a minor celebrity. But he had always wanted to be a fiction writer and eventually retired from sports writing and went to live in Europe to devote himself to writing novels and short stories.Though his name was well-known in the United States, he was unknown to the rest of the world until 1941, when The Snow Goose was published. He died in Antibes in 1976, just short of his 79th birthday.