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Dora S[tretch] Forgan

This novel by Dora Forgan (1874-1968) was published in T. Fisher Unwin's 'First Novel Library', and it was her only novel, too. The book is described as a novel of English life in war time. Dora Stretch Forgan, née Warrington, lived in Prestatyn, North Wales. Her son, Captain David Warrington Forgan, M.C., a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War II, died on 4th December 1943 aged 29 y and is buried in the cemetery at Cassino in Italy.

First edition

Bibliography code: TFU-17.2

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin

Series: First Novel Library

Year: 1917

Format: 8vo

Pages: 317

Binding: Red cloth with title, author and decorations of flowers in a vase in white. Two white lines around edge. Lower right, small white box "The First Novel Library". Title, author & publisher in white on spine.

Size: 189 x 134 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blampied in white, lower margin, to left of shovels

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 6 shillings

Printing history: First and only edition

Printed by: not known

Notes: This is a rare book even without the dust jacket.

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)