"Not So Quiet..." Stepdaughters of War by Helen Zenna Smith 1st 1930
First UK edition and first print published by Albert E. Marriott Ltd in 1930. This is a very good + copy. The scarce wrapper has wear to the top of the spine and a couple of small pieces of tape applied to the back of the wrapper. It isn't price clipped and is very well preserved with not much loss at all. The book has some foxing marks to the top text block but none to the pages. It has no ink to any of the pages either. Overall a very good + copy.
Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War is a novel by Evadne Price under the pseudonym "Helen Zenna Smith". The semi-biographical account of an ambulance driver provides insight to the horrors of World War I. Not So Quiet criticises nationalism, masculinity, and the social, physical, and psychological effects of the war upon England's youth. Price was originally asked by publisher Albert E. Marriott to compose a spoof of All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Instead, she wrote a serious work, based on the (now lost) diaries of Winifred Young, who served in France during the war as an ambulance driver. A scarce copy with its original dust wrapper.