Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (1860-1929) was an English author of popular romances and stories for children. She married a man named Alfred Felkin in 1903. This novel was also published in the USA by George Doran. The title is derived from a passage in the King James bible: And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz. I suspect that it's an allusion to getting a second chance in life.
Bibliography code: HOD-15.3
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: vii, 313
Binding: Pale blue cloth with title in black in green printed circle, green dots making up vertical lines and boxes. Author in black capitals below. Title, author and publisher in gold on spine also with green dots making up vertical lines in a box.
Size: 190 x 133 mm
Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower centre
Internal illustrations: none
Image of dust jacket (click to enlarge)
Price: 6 shillings (according to an advert in The Bookman Christmas Number, 1915, page xii)
Printing history: none
Printed by: not known
Notes: The cover was reproduced in monochrome in the Christmas issue of The Bookman in 1915 on page 105 underneath a review of the novel. The prize of £1,000 in 1915 is equivalent to almost £80,000 today in terms of purchasing power.