Monday, January 3, 2022

THEY'RE HERE!: 11 new D. E. Stevenson titles from Dean Street Press

Today's the day at last! Our eleven new D. E. Stevenson reprints, some of them previously very hard to find indeed, are officially released today. It's always so exciting when the months of effort come to fruition and new books are finally available for all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Some of my all time favorites are included here.

Each of our reprints includes an autobiographical essay from 1950 by Stevenson, originally written as promotional material for her novel Music in the Hills (also available from Dean Street Press), and there are additional extras included in our reprints of The Fair Miss Fortune (correspondence between DES and her agent regarding the initial rejection of the novel by her publishers), The English Air (previously unpublished correspondence between DES and publishers, which provide a glimpse of the historic moment at which the novel was completed), and Five Windows (a very short piece by DES about the writing of the novel).

Our full covers are shown below, all making use of the books' original vintage covers (except for Fair Miss Fortune, which was never published at all until 2011). Also, a reminder that six of these are being released in both paperback and e-book, while the remaining five are being released only in paperback (e-book versions of those five are already available from another publisher). Details noted under the images below.

Enjoy!

The Fair Miss Fortune (1938)
paperback and e-book

Green Money (1939)
paperback and e-book

The English Air (1940)
paperback only

Kate Hardy (1947)
paperback and e-book

Young Mrs. Savage (1948)
paperback and e-book

Five Windows (1953)
paperback only

Charlotte Fairlie (1954)
paperback and e-book

The Tall Stranger (1957)
paperback only

Anna and Her Daughters (1958)
paperback only

The Musgraves (1960)
paperback and e-book

The Blue Sapphire (1963)
paperback only


15 comments:

  1. I loved "Five Windows" and have reviewed it today https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2022/01/03/book-review-d-e-stevenson-five-windows/

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  2. This is wonderful news. I am somewhat of a D.E. evangelist and often recommend her books in social media. I do the same for Anthony Trollope and P.G. Wodehouse. You are doing great work in republishing her novels.

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  3. I adore DE Stevenson and have every book available for the Kindle. Just added six new ones today from your list. Thank you so much! It's a great start to my reading year.

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  4. Lovely covers. I know it's been said before but the Fair Miss Fortune cover art is such a great choice.

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  5. Apropos of not this particular blog post, I bought myself for Christmas a DSP copy of 'A Game of Snakes and Ladders' by Doris Langley Moore. I had read and completely enjoyed the other titles but had avoided this one until now because I thought it was going to be depressing.
    It was such a good story! So intensely absorbing and emotionally satisfying.
    I am again so grateful for your blog and your great recommendations and republishing.

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  6. I loved Fair Miss Fortune, and I hope to read Five Windows soon!

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  7. Many congrats and Happy New Year!

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  8. I am eagerly awaiting my delivery of Five Windows. It was hard to know which one to pick; they all sound so enticing!

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  9. Can you identify which of the above titles I am reading from this description:

    Before the book opens, a very scholarly older man married a younger wife and they have one son who admires his father and is very close emotionally to his mother. His closest childhood friend is the eldest child of a neighboring family with a number of children including a set of twins. When he is a young adult he meets and is attracted to a young woman who isn't suitable, but he comes to realize this, although it takes some effort to avoid her attentions. Toward the end of the book he comes to realize that he is in love with a younger sister of his neighbor family. She has loved him in secret for years. The book ends with them happily engaged.

    Jerri

    P.S. The description fits two very different books from the above list, both of which I enjoy for different reasons. Thanks again to Scott for re-releasing these books.

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    1. Five Windows, Green Money!

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    2. You are right! Such very different books, but with these factors in common.

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  10. And here's my Fair Miss Fortune review https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2022/01/05/book-review-d-e-stevenson-the-fair-miss-fortune/ what a massive treat, too!

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  11. Huzzah! I've requested all the ebooks from my library.

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  12. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Also excited about the Molly Clavering reprints—I’ve already bought them all.

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