One of her close friends and literary mentors was Daphne Ionides
, whom she met in 1926.
Huse, Nancy. Noel Streatfeild. Twayne, 1994.
Huse suggests that this was (in addition to a stimulating literary and professional friendship) an intense relationship...
This book was her first publication after the stories. The manuscript went from hand to hand. Daphne Ionides
passed it to writer Roland Pertwee
and he passed it to his editor at Heinemann
, Charles S. Evans