It has been my Lockdown pleasure to write more forewords to novels reissued by Dean Street Press under the Furrowed Middlebrow imprint. The following 11 novels (6 by Margery Sharp and 5 by Stella Gibbons) were all released in January 2021. It was blissful escapism to read them all, delve into the lives of the authors, and demonstrate how elements in the novels related to Real Life.
When I began selling books by women, it was just these titles that I searched for in bookshops around the country. Isn’t it odd how life works out?
Here are the delicious Dean Street Press covers. Full details of all Furrowed Middlebrow titles can be found here.