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The Lost House

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 and her married name, Mrs Burnett Smith. 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.

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  First edition, thus

Bibliography code: HOD-15.11

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Series: none

Year: 1915

Format: 8vo

Pages: 351

Binding: Blue cloth with title and author in black on front with 6 cm picture pasted on in roundel with black ring around it and dots making up a heart shape. Two roses either side in black. Roundel to appear through hole cut in wrapper. Roundel picture signed Blampied showing small cupid with wings, a red sash and quiver of arrows, opening a green gate, window behind. Title, author and publisher in black on spine.

Size: 192 x 133 mm

Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower right

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 6 shillings

Printing history: none stated

Printed by: not known

Notes: Advertised and illustrated in The Bookman, Special Xmas Number, 1915, price 6/-.

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