Published by the Alderton Press, 166 pages. Paperback (N6503)
From the rear side cover: A remarkable group of artists and scientists lived in West Essex in the pre-1914 period. With extra sources becoming available, it has been possible to piece together the stories of more and more of these figures, and how they interacted. In this book, Imogen Gray researches the lives of Horace Newte and Vera Keen, a singular literary couple who lived most of their brief married life at Upminster, Theydon Bois, and Loughton. Though Horace is now mostly overlooked, he was a very widely read novelist in his time, and, after his marriage ended in a sensational divorce, developed into an acerbic, not to say cantankerous, popular newspaper columnist....
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover