Here’s another stumper! I received a letter on Monday from Carrie that goes as follows:
I would like to find out more about Patricia Wentworth. I know quite a lot about her books, and I know her basic biography, but I want to find out more about HER – I want to know whether she gave interviews, did book signings, that kind of thing – it’s well known that she was more successful and possibly better known in the US than in Britain, I have contacted Lippincott her main publisher, but this firm now mainly publishes medical journals and scientific works, and were unable to help me. I have a couple of extracts from the New York Times from 1910 & 1912, but with so few people remembering her now, I am finding it very difficult to obtain information.
Can you make any suggestions? Does anyone know any older readers who ever met or saw Ms Wentworth? Help!!!!”
Please post a comment if you can think of any helpful suggestions…