STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily]
Title Jean Erskine's Secret
Binding Softcover; Trade PB
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 248 pages
Publisher Edinburgh Greyladies 2013
1907503277 / 9781907503276
Seller ID 6926
A new book. ; Probably written c.1917, this novel opens in 1913 with the Erskine family moving from Edinburgh to the Scottish east coast village of Crale, where Jean’s life is transformed by her friendship with Diana MacDonald of Crale Castle. She writes a book telling Diana’s story; of friendships and love affairs, of family and village life, all shadowed by the much darker themes of the Great War and devastating inherited conditions. At the heart of the story is the secret, known only to Jean, that threatens Diana’s hard-won happiness.
; One of the darker books by this author. As with some of her other very early work, this is for a reader that is already a DE Stevenson admirer. Recommended by Susan H. of the DES email discussion group - "I really, really enjoyed it." This title also reviewed by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading'
blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. This edition now out-of-print.
British Woman Author Scotland Novel