Mrs Robert Henrey. Paloma. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1951.

Included in the official canon, glossed ‘(the story of a friend)’.

Reissued by Dutton (New York), 1955.

Reviewed Sphere, December 22 1951, p. 38; Tatler, January 9 1952, p. 37.

Paloma ran to 264 pp. Demy 8vo (c. 87K words) bound in black cloth boards with gilt spine titling and a black and white photographic portrait frontispiece of Paloma in full finery. The book has twenty-seven chapters and as many scene breaks. All the chapters, save one with twenty-five pages, extend to fewer than fifteen pages and ten to fewer than six. The watercolour on the jacket represented three elegantly-dressed women with a little dog standing and conversing in the Green Park. It was the first of many jacket illustrations done for Dent’s Mrs Robert Henrey books by Phyllis Ginger, who had illustrated London remarkably for the same publisher and author in 1948.