She worked on her first novel in secret and was advised by William Pett Ridge
(P. R.) to send it to Sydney Pawling
, but Pawling sent it back with a...
Gladys Henrietta Schütze
After her rejection by Pawling
, P. R.
said she should try another publisher. Arthur Waugh
of Chapman and Hall
liked her manuscript but judged it too outspoken because it mentioned corsets. He suggested another...
Flora Annie Steel
This novel was initially rejected by Macmillan
. They cited weakness in the writing, but may in fact have feared the relative even-handedness of its treatment of the English and Indian viewpoints, in a context...