Gallows' Orchard

[285] pp.

Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith

1930

SPENCER, Claire

7.75" x 5.5"

A beautifully jacketed debut novel by this Scottish author who moved to the US; '.the story of a girl whose fearlessness antagonizes the little village in Scotland which is her home, of her effect upon the three men who love her, and how she perishes finally at the hands of her righteous townsfolk.' (jacket blurb). Quite a scarce imprint, the American publishing house Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith only existing for four years before going bankrupt. Fortunately Jonathan Cape kept going in the UK, going on to publish, amongst many others, Ian Fleming; today it is an imprint of Vintage Publishing UK, owned by Random House.

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