The reviewer suspected the hand of some male, present-day, British garret-dweller. In fact, despite the title-page insistence, this book is a novel by Henriette-Julie de Murat
, who seems to have supposed that MCA
Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy
A key text for response to her in England was The Memoirs of the Countess of Dunois, written by her self, published the same year, which was actually written by Madame de Murat
Palmer, Melvin D. “Madame d’Aulnoy in England”. Comparative Literature, pp. 237 - 53.