What's All This Then?
edited by Roland Spottiswoode
£12.00, May 2014
3 b/w illus.; pp. xlii, 226 PB
Fiction, Irish fiction, Irish studies
Irene Iddesleigh, the lovely ward of an aristocratic family, seems destined for a conventional society marriage, but in this celebrated romance of upper class life, first published in Belfast in 1897, her destructive secret passion for a past love is uncovered in a plot involving ungovernable jealousy, bigamy and suicide. With this book Amanda McKittrick Ros won an international reputation as one of the most original writers of her generation. Admirers of her exuberant prose style included Mark Twain, Ronald Firbank and C.S.Lewis. This is the first edited edition to be published since 1927, uniquely containing the notorious critiques by Barry Pain and Thomas Beer along with Amanda’s own withering replies.
Jack Loudan, Oh Rare Amanda.
E.V. Lucas, Mr. Ingleside.
Herbert Henry Asquith, Lord Oxford, Letters to a Friend.