Thank you for popping by to see what Random Book of the Month I pick out of the Jar of Books. As always on the 6th day of each month. This month I only had to pull out one book, as I haven’t read it. Once found out which book I pulled out I went to GoodReads to read the Synopsis but all it said was that was: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
So I have changed my GoodReads book to a different edition to find the synopsis, as I was curious to see why I have downloaded the book in the first place:
A Very Naughty Girl by L T Meade
Evelyn Wynford, heiress of Castle Wynford, when she arrives from Tasmania at her uncle’s house, is wilful, selfish, vain, and unladylike. As the story develops, her aunt, her cousin, and others begin to have a healthy influence over her…
Seeing there is so little information about the book in the synopsis I thought I’d find out some information about the books Author.
About the Author: L T Meade
L. T. Meade was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith (1844–1914), a prolific writer of girls’ stories. She was born in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland, daughter of Rev. R. T. Meade, of Nohoval, County Cork. She later moved to London, where she married Alfred Toulmin Smith in September 1879.
She began writing at 17 and produced over 300 books in her lifetime, being so prolific that not less than eleven new titles under her byline appeared in the first few years after her death. She was primarily known for her books for young people, of which the most famous was A World of Girls, published in 1886. However, she also wrote “sentimental” and “sensational” stories, religious stories, historical novels, adventure, romances, and mysteries, including several with male co-authors. The first of these was Dr. Clifford Halifax, with whom she first collaborated in 1893; their books numbered six. A year later she first teamed with Robert Eustace, and turned out eleven volumes with him. Her last co-author was Sir Robert Kennaway Douglas (her daughter’s father-in-law); they produced only one book, in 1897. The Eustace partnerships are notable for two female villains, Madame Sara (in The Sorceress of the Strand) and Madame Koluchy (the mastermind of a band of gangsters, in The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings). One of her most unusual titles is Dumps; A Plain Girl (1905). She was also the editor of a popular girls’ magazine, Atalanta.
Meade was a feminist and a member of the Pioneer Club. Following the untimely death of women’s-rights pioneer and Pioneer Club founder Emily Langton Massingberd (1847–1897), Meade wrote a novel in 1898 based on her life titled The Cleverest Woman in England.
Pages: 276. Kindle Publication Date: 16 February 2016. Original Publication Date: 1901.
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