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Author Name:    SAUNDERS, Marshall

Title:   Bonnie Prince Fetlar: The Story of a Pony and His Friends. US ed

Publisher:    George H. Doran Company, New York, 1920, 

Seller ID:   82200

SAUNDERS, Marshall. Bonnie Prince Fetlar : The Story of a Pony and His Friends. New York : George H. Doran Company, (1920). Pp [1]-352. 8vo, tan clothwith photographic onlay to front board, maroon lettering to front board an d spine. Margaret Marshall Saunders (1861-1947) was a Canadian author, bornin the village of Milton, Queens County, Nova Scotia. She spent most of he r childhood in Berwick, Nova Scotia where her father served as Baptist minister.. Saunders is most famous for her novel Beautiful Joe. It is a story narrated by a dog who has had a difficult puppyhood with many obstacles including a cruel owner. When the book was published in 1893, both it and its subject received worldwide attention. It was the first Canadian book to sellover a million copies, and by the late 1930s had sold over seven million c opies worldwide. In 1934, Saunders was made a Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.), at the time her country's highest civilian honor. Together with fellow Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Saunders co-founded the Maritime branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club. Following the success of Beautiful Joe, Saunders wrote more than twenty other stories, a number of which provided social commentary on such things as the abolition of child labor, slum clearance, and the improvement of playground facilities. Saunders died in 1947 in Toronto, Ontario where she had lived for a number of years.She is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. Spine a little browne d, else a very good copy. 30.00


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