The Children of Deans Court.

By Emma Marshall

Printed: Circa 1910

Publisher: John F Shaw. London

Dimensions 15 × 20 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 20 x 3

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

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                                       A solid religious story.


Emma Marshall (1830–1899) was an English children’s author who wrote more than 200 novels. She had a special faculty for turning to account dim legend or historical incident, and her books generally have some celebrated historical character for the central figure around whom the story is woven; in Under Salisbury Spire (1890) it is George Herbert, in Penshurst Castle (1894) it is Sir Philip Sidney. Her last book, The Parson’s Daughter, was finished by her daughter Beatrice after her mother’s death, and published in 1899. All her tales have a high moral and religious tone. Many have been translated; several were included in the Tauchnitz Library. John Nichol and J. A. Symonds, among others, were warm in their praises of them. Canon Ainger, when advocating that a memorial, which ultimately took the form of a brass, with an inscription by him, should be placed in Bristol Cathedral, spoke of ‘the high and pure quality of her literary work,’ and declared that her stories ‘have been the means of awakening and cultivating a taste for history and literature throughout the English-speaking world.’

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