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GRIMSHAW, Beatrice

Nobody’s island

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London : George Newnes Limited, [ca. 1917]. Series: Newnes’ sevenpenny novels. ‘This edition is slightly abridged’ (verso of title). Octavo (170 x 110 mm), illustrated wrappers with a fabulous design by Norman Keene (ink mark to front top corner),128 pp., edges with spotting, internally very good.

Irish Catholic writer and traveller Beatrice Grimshaw (1870-1953) was the author of numerous works of fiction set in the Pacific Islands and New Guinea, as well as non-fiction works about the same region. In 1904 she was engaged by the (London) Daily Graphic to report on the Pacific islands. An intrepid adventurer, she sailed around the Pacific in her own cutter and was commissioned to write publicity for Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, and Tonga. In 1907 she sailed to Papua on a commission from The Times and the Sydney Morning Herald, but ended up remaining there for twenty-seven years before retiring to Bathurst, New South Wales in 1936.

Nobody’s island – ‘a delightful romance’ (front cover) – was first published in London in 1917 by Hurst & Blackett.

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