LADY ELEANOR SMITH is the daughter of the late Earl of Birkenhead, who was reputed to have "the best legal brain in England." Xot yet twenty-five, a girl of beauty and popular in English society, she astonished every one in 1930 by writing a novel that quite took London by storm. Critics praised Red IV agon to the skies. Published in America, it was greeted with the same favor by critics and public.
Red Wagon was a story of the circus. It was followed, in 1931, by Flamenco, a novel in which the gipsy strain predominated, and which proved an even greater success in all the English-speaking world.