THE STRAWBERRY GIRLS. Frontispiece by Saville Lumley
Edition: First Edition
London: Jarrolds, no date (1923). Octavo, blue cloth lettered, illustrated, and decorated in black, colour pictorial cover label. pp viii, 9-252, (4, ads) + colour frontispiece. Page edges tanned; spine lightly sunned with narrow blank ink numerals by pen near centre; parish library inscription and large ink numerals on front pastedown; cover label has some chips along left side and light rubbing; light foxing to first few leaves; a good, sound copy otherwise. >>>Helen Wiseman Morrow was born in Halifax (sister of Canadian author Susan Morrow Jones and cousin of writer Alice Jones) to a wealthy merchant family. She married an officer in the Royal Engineers in 1889 and moved to England, remarrying in 1906 to Edward John Duffus. The novel is set in New York State and involves a family which has fallen on hard times. See Janet B. Friskney's introduction to the Halifax: Formac, 2012, reprint edition, where she makes some comparison with LITTLE WOMEN. The book was aimed at girls. Scarce. No copies on AMICUS. Not in Watters (but should be).