Biography

Fearon, Ethelind

Ethelind Fearon’s literary output was mostly non-fiction. She opened a tea house, and wrote widely on cookery: Fancy Cakes and Pastries and Home-made Sweets, Candies and Fudge being just two of her titles. From the snippets I’ve been able to find, going to dinner with her must have been an experience: it’s not everyone who will serve you cold rice pudding, stewed prunes, lettuce, oil and lemon juice all in the same dish and inform you you are eating salad.

She also wrote on the joys of pig-keeping (Me and Mr Mountjoy), as well as a few children’s books for Lutterworth (The Secret of the Chateau and The Sheep-dog Adventure). Her one horse-related book is Pluckrose’s Horse. It is so long ago that I read (and indeed sold) the one copy I’ve ever had, I can’t comment on it, but bearing in mind her cookery, I’d like to read it again.

Finding the book
Tricky to track down, so can be erratically priced.

Sources and links
British Library catalogue
Ethelind Fearon on etiquette
Ethelind Fearon on making a salad (and other things)

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