Of particular interest to Noel Streatfeild and Josephine Elder fans

A Scottish publishing company, called Greyladies, is bringing out adult books published by Noel Streatfeild under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. Here's the blurb for the first, Poppies for England, lifted from their temporary website:

A warm-hearted story with a theatrical background. Set in 1946 against the
aftershock of war, with rationing still in place and prisoners of war returning
home only to find their families almost strangers. Two such families join forces
to provide the summer concert party at a seaside holiday camp. Hidden talents
emerge, romances struggle and blossom and jealousies and artistic temperament
are overcome as the families find happiness once more. "Peace was creeping back
into the world, and into the heart."

It sounds rather nice.

They are also republishing the adult book Lady of Letters, by Josephine Elder, who is one of my favorite authors of English school stories for girls. I've read this one, and it's interesting, although not as good as her children's books!

There is ordering info. on the webpage.


  1. Sounds fun! If I read that cover copy at the book store or library, I would totally pick up the book. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Thanks, Charlotte! I've been wanting to get my hands on something of Streatfeild's other than the Shoes books for awhile now; this looks like a good place to start.

  3. If you do get this, Anamaria, let me know how it is! I am sitting on the fence, what with the pound still being strong and the Difficult Economic Times we live in...


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