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Life's a Circus - Reminiscences of Lady Eleanor Smith

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Product description

Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith (1902, Birkenhead – 1945) was an English writer. The eldest of the politician F. E. Smith's three children, she worked as a society reporter and cinema reviewer for a while, then as a publicist for circus companies. In the latter role she travelled more widely, and gained inspiration for her third career, writing popular novels and short stories which often provided the basis for the 'Gainsborough melodramas' of the period. These stories often had a romanticised historical or Gypsy setting, based on her own research into Romany culture (she believed one of her paternal great-grandmothers to have been a Gypsy). Smith also wrote ghost stories; many of them were collected in her book Satan's Circus (1932).

This book is her autobiography.

The book has a dust jacket which shows shelf wear and rubbing and has several small tears along its edges. The dust jacket is protected by a plastic cover. There is a little foxing to the front and rear end papers. Internally, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.


Item details

Author(s):
Smith, Eleanor
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.75"
Edition:
Second, 1939
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Longman's Green and Co
Title:
Life's a Circus - Reminiscences of Lady Eleanor Smith

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Lady Eleanor Furneaux Smith (1902, Birkenhead – 1945) was an English writer. The eldest of the politician F. E. Smith's three children, she worked as a society reporter and cinema reviewer for a while, then as a publicist for circus companies. In the latter role she travelled more widely, and gained inspiration for her third career, writing popular novels and short stories which often provided the basis for the 'Gainsborough melodramas' of the period. These stories often had a romanticised historical or Gypsy setting, based on her own research into Romany culture (she believed one of her paternal great-grandmothers to have been a Gypsy). Smith also wrote ghost stories; many of them were collected in her book Satan's Circus (1932).

This book is her autobiography.

The book has a dust jacket which shows shelf wear and rubbing and has several small tears along its edges. The dust jacket is protected by a plastic cover. There is a little foxing to the front and rear end papers. Internally, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.


Author(s):
Smith, Eleanor
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.75"
Edition:
Second, 1939
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Longman's Green and Co
Title:
Life's a Circus - Reminiscences of Lady Eleanor Smith

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