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A White Handed Saint by Olive Katharine Parr Signed 1930 edition

£13.99

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Olive Katherine Parr, 1874 - 1955, was an English writer who claimed to be descended from Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII. Considered by some to have been an egotist, she wrote about Darthmoor under the pen name Beatrice Chase and was often referred to as "The Lady of the Moor" after being used as the central character in John Oxenham's novel of the same name. While working for social reform in the slums of London she contracted T.B. and was forced to the countryside where she began writing. Parr became famous for her romanticized stories of the Moors, but after being accused of "infamous profiteering" by a bookseller she was forced to sell her books from her home. The end of her life would find her embittered, having to sell her jewelry and library to get by. She died on July 3, 1955. Her gravestone reads "Pray for Olive Katherine Parr" on one side and "Beatrice Chase 1874 - 1955" on the other
A blue cloth hardback with a nice decorated front board. The boards are in good condition but faded on the spine and rear board.
Pages remain fresh and tight
The author has signed on the internal frontispiece. A handsome edition

Item details

Added value:
Signed by Author
Author(s):
Olive Katharine Parr
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13 x 19 x 3 cm
Edition:
1930
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
Burns Oates and Washbourne

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About this item

Olive Katherine Parr, 1874 - 1955, was an English writer who claimed to be descended from Catherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII. Considered by some to have been an egotist, she wrote about Darthmoor under the pen name Beatrice Chase and was often referred to as "The Lady of the Moor" after being used as the central character in John Oxenham's novel of the same name. While working for social reform in the slums of London she contracted T.B. and was forced to the countryside where she began writing. Parr became famous for her romanticized stories of the Moors, but after being accused of "infamous profiteering" by a bookseller she was forced to sell her books from her home. The end of her life would find her embittered, having to sell her jewelry and library to get by. She died on July 3, 1955. Her gravestone reads "Pray for Olive Katherine Parr" on one side and "Beatrice Chase 1874 - 1955" on the other
A blue cloth hardback with a nice decorated front board. The boards are in good condition but faded on the spine and rear board.
Pages remain fresh and tight
The author has signed on the internal frontispiece. A handsome edition

Added value:
Signed by Author
Author(s):
Olive Katharine Parr
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13 x 19 x 3 cm
Edition:
1930
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
Burns Oates and Washbourne

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