|Two more early unpublished
works recently ‘found in the attic’ by D.E. Stevenson’s granddaughter will
be available June 2013. You may pre-order now by clicking the title or
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"Jean Erskine's Secret"
Probably written c.1917, this
novel opens in 1913 with the Erskine family moving from Edinburgh to the
Scottish east coast village of Crale, where Jean’s life is transformed
by her friendship with Diana MacDonald of Crale Castle. She writes a book
telling Diana’s story; of friendships and love affairs, of family and village
life, all shadowed by the much darker themes of the Great War and devastating
inherited conditions. At the heart of the story is the secret, known
only to Jean, that threatens Diana’s hard-won happiness.
to read an excerpt
"Found in the Attic"
A selection from the unpublished
papers ‘found in the attic’ by the author’s granddaughter. They include
short stories (including a gentle revenge on critics, an eccentric maid,
a ventriloquist desperate for work and a very human burglar); verse (a
burlesque, some war poems); two delightfully witty one-act plays, and articles
and talks on books and writing. Illustrated with family photographs.
The articles on books and writing especially offer an exciting insight
into this beloved author.
to read an excerpt
Three books (soon to be five) with
material from DES's very early days as an author are now available. We
have made arrangements with the publisher in Scotland to be the exclusive
North American distributor for these books.
'D. E. Stevenson wrote many novels
of life in Scotland and/or England, beloved by loyal fans world wide. Since
her death in the 70's, it was thought that we would have no new novels
from her pen. However, two years ago her grandaughter discovered some previously
unpublished manuscripts in her attic.
The publication of "new" books by
D. E. Stevenson 40 years or so after her death has been a joy to her fans.
While these early works aren't quite up to the level of quality of her
mature works, a weak novel by D. E. Stevenson is still better than the
best works of many lessor writers.' - Jerri C. of the ATS, AT and
DES email discussion groups
Fair Miss Fortune"
Dennistoun" ["Truth is the Strong Thing"]
'This novel, with action set in both England and Scotland, tells of
the life of Emily Dennistoun as she escapes the domination of her tyrant
father and learns to trust herself and her true love. Other memorable characters
are part of this tale. And, as always, D. E. Stevenson's descriptions of
the countryside of both England and Scotland transport the reader to another
time and place.' - Jerri C. of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion groups.
Here is a very nice BBC
Scotland article about the first two books. Jerri C. and I were
very nervous about the interview given while we were in Moffat.
Here is our
D.E. Stevenson catalogue .
Stevenson to see our informational bibliography of Dorothy Emily Stevenson's