Meta Mayne Reid

Life
The Land is Dear
(Melrose 1936) (iv), 5-288pp. [Eggeley Catl. 44]; poetry included in Padraic Fiacc, The Wearing of the Black (Blackstaff 1974); also Phelim and the Creatures (London: Chatto & Windus [1952]), vii, 146pp., ill Sydney Passmore; The Silver Fighting Cocks (London: Faber 1966), 189pp.; and other works, chiefly children’s stories, some for Grasshopper Books.

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References
Belfast Public Library
holds 8 titles incl. All Because of Dawks (1956); Dawks Does it Again (1956); Strangers in Carrigmore (1958); Tiffany and the Swallow Rhyme (1956).

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Notes
James Simmons’s review of Padraic Fiacc, ed., The Wearing of the Black (1974) incl. unenthusiatic allusions to Meta Mayne Reid’s poetry together with the sentence: ‘I got a postcard from Meta Mayne Reid saying, among other things, that we all owed Padraic Fiacc a dept of gratitude for editing this anthology. Depsite the many reservations and criticisms above, I go along with that.’ (The Honest Ulsterman, Nov. 1974-Feb. 1975, p.71)

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