Annie S Swan (1859-1943) was a Scottish journalist, novelist and story writer who wrote under her maiden name this novel and The Stepmother among others, but also wrote as 'David Lyall': see The Consolation Bureau and The Lost House, also with dust jackets designed by Blampied. 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. Over 70 of her novels can be found online
First edition, thus
Bibliography code: HOD-17.6
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Binding: Grey cloth with title, author and doorway in white, door in green on front; title, author and publlisher in white on spine.
Size: 186 x 137 mm
Dust jacket signed: signed Blampied, lower left, in skirting
Internal illustrations: none
Price: 2 shillings 6 pence
Printing history: none stated
Printed by: not known
Notes: The image is a later edition of the jacket of this title seen in a binder of Hodder & Stoughton jackets.
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Image of damaged cover (click to enlarge)