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The Consolation Bureau

David Lyall [pseud Annie Shepherd Swan]

Annie S Swan (1859-1943) was a Scottish journalist, novelist and story writer who wrote under her maiden name but also as David Lyall. She made her literary debut for the magazine Woman at Home which she eventually edited from 1893 to 1917. She wrote over 250 romantic stories under her own name and over 80 titles under her pseudonym 'David Lyall'. As Mrs Burnett Smith, her married name, she supported the cause of temperance and during the First World War worked for the Ministry of Food. She was the only female founder of the Scottish Nationalist Party. A more detailed article about her can be found here.

  First edition

Bibliography code: HOD-15.10

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: none

Year: 1915

Format: 8vo

Pages: viii, 287

Binding: Bright red cloth with title in red on white as address on white envelop with stamp at top of cover; another envelope underneath. Author in white below in capitals. Title, author and publisher in white on spine with small stamped envelope.

Size: 191 x 131 mm

Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower right

Internal illustrations: none

Price: possibly 6 shillings

Printing history: none

Printed by: not known

Notes: Advertised on the cover of The Bookman in June 1915.

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