's first story written at and about Barton Seagrave, the place to which she and her husband retired, was about a pretty girl she had watched from her window coping lightly with marriage...
This book came out with a new and bigger publisher, Michael Joseph
. When the Ladies' Home Journal bought the serial rights for $7,500 in autumn 1945, RG
's postwar poverty was substantially alleviated. But...
The London edition followed from Michael Joseph
the next year, with a Reader's Union
edition two years after that. There are several modern editions. A Town House
paperback of 1996 has a new introduction by...
had been her usual publisher in the 1950s and 60s. Her current hardback publisher, Jonathan Cape
, and her current paperback publisher, had rejected this novel when she submitted it under her pseudonym...
By this time her publisher was the prestigious and discriminating Michael Joseph
The following year she gave one of her recent subjects a book to herself: Esther, whose New York edition appeared in 1950 and its London edition (from Michael Joseph
) in 1951. The popular-reprint...
She based it on a family story of her forebears: an early-nineteenth-century John Allingham who had a second family by Charlotte Duncan, in addition to his legitimate family.
Martin, Richard. Ink in Her Blood: The Life and Crime Fiction of Margery Allingham. UMI Research Press.