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The Five Barred Gate

E[rnest Charles] Temple Thurston

E. Temple Thurston (1879-1933) was a British poet, playwright and author. He moved to live in Ireland when he was 10 years old and at 15 y, joined his father's brewery business. His first verse was published in the Cork Examiner. He travelled to London to try to make a living as a writer but worked in a yeast factory and then as a journalist. He wrote more than 30 popular novels, one of which, written when he was 17 y, argued against celibacy for priests. In 1901 he married Katherine Cecil Madden who wrote six novels between 1903 and 1910.

In 1917 Blampied designed a jacket for the first edition of Thurston's novel Enchantment, published by T. Fisher Unwin.

  First edition

Bibliography code: HOD-16.13

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: none

Year: 1916

Format: 8vo

Pages: x, 319

Binding: Light bluish-grey cloth with title and author in black on front with border to top and sides of five orange lines. Title, author and publisher in black on spine with 5 orange hearts

Size: 192 x 135 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blampied in white, lower margin, centre

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 5 shillings

Printing history: There was a second edition

Printed by: not known

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