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About the Author: John Strange Winter

John Strange Winter was the pen-name of Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard (January 13, 1856, York – 1911), an English novelist.

Promotional poster for Private Tinker.She was the daughter of Reverent H. V. Palmer, rector of St Margarets, York. She early began to write fiction for different magazines, producing sentimental stories, chiefly of army life. An indefatigable journalist on matters affecting women, she was the first president of the Writers Club (1892), and presided from 1901 to 1903 over the Society of Women Journalists. In 1884 she married Arthur Stannard, a civil engineer.


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ISBN10: 133282563X | ISBN13: 9781332825639

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I believe that Sir Hector was a regular Old martinet, one Of those fierce old persons with a tremendous voice and a bristling moustache, who thought as little of order ing his daughters to have bread and water for a week as he did of strapping the men under him up to the triangles, a man who made a rule of calling all natives, niggers, and whose wife was a meek little fragment of a woman who seldom spoke above a whisper, and was very careful what she said even then. Somehow, I always felt glad that my maternal grandfather was gathered unto his fathers before there was any chance of my making his acquaintance. From all that my mother has let out and even still she speaks of him with a sort.
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