|Rhona Katherine Rowe as a young girl|
Rhona and Ethel published their novels at very similar times and I always pondered how much they were in competition with one another. Rhona's first novel Stephen Sherrin came out in 1932, and the central character is a tender portrait of their father.
This is a short novel, I read it in the space of a day, and enjoyed it a great deal. Perhaps that reflects my sense of entering a very familiar space with a familiar cast of characters and attitudes - a family space in fact. I have since read her next publication, The Spring Begins; very risqué indeed for its time, but more of that later!