Mrs. F. E. Crichton

Life
1877- ; b. Belfast , ed. Richmond [London]; short stories in The Precepts of Andy Saul [based on old gardener]; IF lists The Soundless Tide (Arnold 1911); Tinker’s Hollow (Arnold 1912); The Blind Side of the Heart (Dublin: Maunsel 1915). Her subject is the life of gentry and peasantry in Co. Down. ‘pleasant gleams of Northern humour ... and ... human interest.’ In Blind Side, ‘the vital differenc of Celtic and Saxon temperaments is suggested throughout.’ IF

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References
(appended to 1915 pop. edn. of Mrs. Martin’s Man), lists The Blind Side of the Heart, by F. E. Crichton, with several notices calling it ‘a very fine Irish story’ in which the author reproduces ‘Irish humour and the native dialect that gives it such a charm’ (Dublin Daily Express), and told with ‘simplicity and naturalness equal to that of the people themselves’ (Glasgow News).

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