Critic Andy Croft
calls these unremarkable novels, generic and conventional,
Croft, Andy. “Ethel Mannin: The Red Rose of Love and the Red Flower of Liberty”. Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939, edited by Angela Ingram and Daphne Patai, University of North Carolina Press, pp. 205-25.
but Beverly E. Schneller
in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says that Sounding Brass (which follows its power-hungry protagonist, Rickard, from young manhood...
Beverly E. Schneller
in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography writes of MC
: It seems that she spent part of her childhood in Australia—a deduction drawn from an early, doubtfully attributed novel.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.