Beyond The Blue Mountains

This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of wrinking, especially to the spine ends and corners. "During the 1930s, Hibbert wrote nine long novels (each about 150,000 words in length) , all of them serious psychological studies of contemporary life. However, none of these were accepted for publication. At the same time, she wrote short stories for newspapers such as the Daily Mail and Evening News. Some also appeared in The Star, Woman's Realm and Ladies' Home Journal. The turning point came when fiction editor of the Daily Mail told her, "You're barking up the wrong tree: you must write something which is saleable, and the easiest way is to write romantic fiction." Hibbert read 50 romance novels as research and then published her first fiction book, Daughter of Anna, in 1941. It was a period novel set in Australia of the late 18th and 19th centuries. It was a moderate success and Hibbert received £30 as advance for it." (from Wikipedia)

Title: Beyond The Blue Mountains

Author Name: Plaidy, Jean (Eleanor Alice Hibbert) (Aka: Victoria Holt and Philippa Carr)

Categories: Modern Fiction First,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century: 1947

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A37821

Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Jean Plaidy Victoria Holt Eleanor Hibbert England George III King George III Australia Modern Fiction Firsts,