First Edition. Author was a British novelist and short story writer, born in 1884 in Rochester, Kent. She studied individual psychology in Vienna and in 1924 she and her husband started a school in Kitzbuhel in Austria, as an “educational laboratory to determine how psychology and educational theory could cure the ills of nations.” Author’s first book, written when she was just 17. Explores the education of women, class division and social convention. She was paid three pounds for the story. Near Fine with ownership inscription to front free endpaper, in a Very Good plus dustjacket, with partial splitting to front spine edge of the very fragile dustjacket.