Mrs Robert Henrey. Green Leaves. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1976.

Fourth ancestry memoir. Included in the official canon, glossed ‘(daughter-in-law/mother-in-law relationship)’.

Sixth item in ‘Mrs Robert Henrey’s autobiographical sequence in chronological order’.

Reissued in large print by Firecrest (Bath), 1976.

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Green Leaves ran to 195 pp. Demy 8vo (c. 76K words) prelims included, price £3.50 bound in black cloth boards with gilt spine titling, It has twelve chapters, twenty-four scene breaks and many quotations of letters and poems. The verse is set off in blocks, the prose is mostly quoted in the text, sometimes over several pages. The jacket is, unsurprisingly considering the title, shades of green. The front carries a rectangular black and white profile drawing of Mé pen in hand by Thurston, otherwise unknown. The blurb on the front flap is slightly off-key, making out that she somehow ‘followed in the footsteps’ of the brilliant women in her husband’s ancestry. The back flap has the usual raised-hands authoress photograph and legend, and the jacket back bears the ritual ‘Critics all over the world...’ puff.