White Horses Ride Home [AUSTRALIAN FICTION]. London: George G. Harrap, (1936).
First Edition, Advance Review Proof Copy. Original printed green wrappers. Very scarce title by this obscure Australian author. " If a New Zealander wrote anything near so workmanlike a job we should be told that at last the great New Zealand novelist had arrived. For competence of writing, establishment of characters, wise selection of incident, and a quality of experience “White Horses Ride Home” could well be taken as a model by New Zealand authors. The story has the suggestion of autobiography that is common in first novels, but whatever its source, it is a remarkably interesting and straightforward tale of experience, without any fussy or psychological word-spinning. The story describes what happens to a girl, brought up. under “free discipline methods” who first of all throws over her musical education for a stolid suburban love, and then is swept off her feet by the matinee idol of a touring musical comedy company. She marries her idol, and then gradually learns what discipline life itself can impose as her husband’s career goes precipitantly downhill." Very Good in wrappers.