Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited, at St. martin's House. . First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, original publisher's patterned grey cloth titled in mauve on front panel. 66 pp, frontispiece portrait of the author. This appears to be the publisher's file copy, with the "Ex Libris / The Macmillans of Canada" bookplate on the front paste-down, there is also a lovely Macmillan review slip loosly enclosed. A Fine Copy, without dust jacket (likely there was none issued with this book). Fine. Item #311056
¶ Irene Helen Hawkins Moody [1879-1958]. Born in St. Thomas, Ontario to parents who emigrated from the Island of Guernsey, she was educated at the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, Alma College, and the Curry School of Expression. Upon her 1905 marriage to Dr. William Moody (1881-1912), she moved to Vancouver. In 1936 Irene married Frank Bernard Lewis (1876-1943), a widower businessman who had built his fortune in Revelstoke. Continuing to publish as "Irene Moody" throughout and following her second marriage, she busied herself with clubs and philanthropic endeavors, including two terms as chair of the Vancouver Board of School Trustees; service with the British Columbia School Trustees Association; and membership on the advisory council of women to the War Committee of Cabinet during World War I. She was active in the Canadian Authors Association, the Vancouver Poetry Society, and the general cultural life of that city. Her literary work included one novel for children and four volumes of verse. Irene died in 1958 in West Vancouver.