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Princess Mary, Princess Royal, later Countess of Harewood, was heavily involved in charitable works and nursing during the war. Her 'Gift Book', published in 1914, contains a collection of children’s stories by the leading authors of the day, such as JM Barrie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling, along with illustrations from well-known artists. It was published to raise money for The Queen’s Work for Women Fund. The fund, set up in August 1914, was intended to initiate and subsidise projects for employing women during World War One.
Contents A holiday in bed / J.M. Barrie -- The spy / G.A. Birmingham -- Charlie the cox / Hall Caine -- Canada's word / Ralph Connor -- Bimbashi Joyce / A. Conan Doyle -- The Ant-lion / J.H. Fabre -- An angel of God / Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler -- A model soldier / Charles Garvice -- The land of Let'spretend / Lady Sybil Grant -- Magepa the Buck / H. Rider Haggard -- True Spartan hearts / Beatrice Harraden -- Big steamers / Rudyard Kipling -- A true story from camp / Bishop of London -- The ebony box / A.E.W. Mason -- A spell for a fairy / Alfred Noyes -- Out of the jaws of death / Baroness Orczy -- What can a little chap do? / John Oxenham -- Altogether different / W. Pett Ridge -- The escape / Annie S. Swan -- Fleur-de-lis / Kate Douglas Wiggin.
Includes vintage illustration!
bound: 206 pages
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