A scarce copy of a story from the intriguingly named Netta Musket, a successful British writer of more than 60 romance novels from 1927 to 1963, who also wrote under the pseudonym Anne Hill. She continued writing until the day of her death and her last novel, Cloudbreak, was published posthumously. Her novels are translated into several languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish and Danish.
She was born in 1887 in Sevenoaks, Kent, then educated at Kent College, Folkstone, before she became a teacher of Mathematics. During World War I she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment, and drove an ambulance in France. After the war, she worked as a secretary to Lord George Riddell, 1st Baron Riddell, owner and Managing Director of the News of the World. In 1925 she married Henry Wallace Muskett and they had a son. During World War II, she again served with the V.A.D where she taught handicrafts in British and American hospitals.
Although text block edges are age toned, and text pages are slightly less toned, all text is clear and legible. There is a scuff mark at the top of the pictorial front cover, but the colours remain bright.
Netta Musket's eventful life made her readers and reviewers "certain of realism every time you pick up a Muskett". This particular story tells of "a marriage that fails and an affair filled with passion and doubt."