Primrose Hill

By: Scanlan, Nelle M.

Price: NZ$72.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Dust-jacket worn with losses at corners and ends of dust-jacket spine. Price clipped from dust-jacket spine. Heavy rubbing and abrasions to edges of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; Book states "Cheaper Edition / Second Impression" on title page. Dust-jacket has "Third Impression" on dust-jacket spine. 288 pages. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 185mm x 123mm. Nelle Scanlan (1882-1968) was a New Zealand author. She was a writer of historical romances, best known for her "Pencarrow" series. "Primrose Hill" was Scanlan's first novel. It was "set in a London boarding house, and revealed a slight talent for social comedy, including lightly drawn sketches of eccentrics, colonials abroad, and stereotypes drawn from the English professional class, loosely held together by the romantic interests of the characters" - Sturm, Terry (ed.), "Oxford History of New Zealand Literature in English" (2nd edition, p. 589). "This story by Miss Scanlan concerns a group of people living at 99 Primrose Hill. It is Denny, whose duty lies below-stairs, but whose interest centres above, with his insatiable curiosity, his dog-like fidelity - humorous, philosophic, lying, lovable Denny - who transforms daily incidents into high tragedy and fantastic comedy." - from dust-jacket blurb.

Title: Primrose Hill

Author Name: Scanlan, Nelle M.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: [1935]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket

Seller ID: 18602