For the King and Cross.

By Jessie Armstrong

Printed: Circa 1910

Publisher: Charles H Kelly. London

Dimensions 14 × 20 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 20 x 4

Condition: Very good  (See explanation of ratings)

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Maroon cloth binding with gilt title and flowers on the front board and spine.

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A solid girl’s story

Jessie Fearon Armstrong was born on 25 March 1845 in Camberwell, the daughter of Thomas Armstrong and Elizabeth Ann Gardner. Her large family moved across the river during her childhood. She was one of a gifted family, at least two of her sisters performed and taught music. In the 1880s, Armstrong began a successful career as an author of juvenile fiction, mostly for the Religious Tract Society. However, by 1891, she struggled to support her widowed mother and ailing sister and applied successfully to the Royal Literary Fund. She would receive additional support over the next decade. She lived a long life, dying in 1938.

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