Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1935.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a good dust jacket. 315 pp, with illustrations from photographs. Fading to cloth at spine ends, else a fine copy in a good dust jacket with chipping to the corners and upper spine. Riddell (c.1885-1960) was a British author of romantic novels set in exotic locales. Here, however, she recounts the story or her own life, which included living in Kenya, Bombay, Calcutta, Bavaria, New York, and England and working as a governess, teacher, matron of a boarding house, and manager of a boarding school. The jacket notes that her life "has been filled with thrilling experiences," from encounters with cobras, panthers, and hostile natives to attacks of cholera and fever (which, in truth, sound less than thrilling).