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CHILD OF THE DEEP.
Lowell, Joan.

CHILD OF THE DEEP.

An Autobiographical Narrative. Wiliam Heinemann Ltd. 1929.
1st UK Ed. [x] + 261pp. Blue lettering and vignette to title page and ills. throughout by Kurt Wiese, colour e.p. maps. Early rebind in green morocco with image in blind of schooner to upper board, leather split along firm upper joint, title in blind to spine, t.e.g. Lowell’s memoir describing her childhood attracted media attention and praise. But the acclaim turned to anger when her autobiography was outed as a fiction and it was revealed that she had been raised at her family's home in a middle-class California suburb. This is the story of Joan Lowell, whose colourful 1929 childhood memoir, "The Child of the Deep," about her experiences growing up on a schooner sailing the Pacific Ocean and South Seas in the early years of the 20th century, was the literary sensation and scandal of its time.
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