The novel is by Ethel M. Dell (1881-1939), a very successful and popular writer of romantic melodramas. She married Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Tahourdin Savage in 1922, bought a large house near Guildford, and became reclusive (see The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction, 2002). She died of cancer aged 58. She had no children.
Bibliography code: TFU-21.2
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
Series: Unwin's 2/6 Novels
Binding: Red cloth with title and author in black, with a design in between; title, author and publisher in black on spine; plain rear board
Size: 191 x 129 mm
Dust jacket: signed Blam in white, faintly lower right corner
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings 6 pence
Dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Printing history: First published, 1914. 24th impression (2s 6d), 1921. 30th impression, 1925, at least.
Printed by: The Mayflower Press, Plymouth. William Brendon and Son, Ltd
Notes: The price on the spine of the jacket above has been blacked out.