HYMNS BY JAN STRUTHER
Jan Struther wrote the words of at least twelve hymns - these published for the first time in the enlarged edition of SONGS OF PRAISE edited by Percy Dearmer, Oxford University Press, 1931, and often re-published.
OTHER BOOKS WRITTEN/EDITED by Jan Struther
BETSINDA DANCES AND OTHER POEMS
by Jan Struther. Oxford University Press, 1931. (Author's Limited Edition?) - hardbound with pages that required cutting. This work was also produced as a quarto paperback pamphlet. The price was printed on the dark red cover. One extant copy has the original price covered by a sticky label giving the wartime price as three shillings and sixpence, "including extra war costs".
SYCAMORE SQUARE AND OTHER VERSES by JanStruther, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Methuen, 1932. American edition, New York, OUP, 1932. Sycamore Square is the fictional name Jan Struther gave to the square overlooked by her then home, 16 Wellington Square, Chelsea in London. The book contains more than 100 Shepard sketches and full page illustrations executed in the years following his work on "Winnie The Pooh" and his association with A.A.Milne. "The Wind in The Willows" (Kenneth Grahame) followed and then, in the same year as "Sycamore Square", he illustrated a new edition of Richard Jeffries's "Bevis".
KIDNAPPED by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by Jan Struther, illustrated by C. E. Brock. Macmillan, The Scholar's Library, 1933. Jan Struther contributed the introduction, life of R.L.Stevenson, scholarly notes, essay questions and a glossary of Scottish words.
WHEN GRANDMAMMA WAS SMALL
TRY ANYTHING TWICE Essays & Sketches by Jan Struther. Chatto & Windus, 1938. Paperback edition - (xvii, 212 p.; 20 cm.) - ISBN 1853812293 with introduction by Valerie Grove, Virago, 1990. Also Large print edition, Oxford, ISIS, 1991. Isis Reminiscence Series.
Ann Drysdale is herself a journalist and poet and was chosen by Isis to record this audiobook version of Try Anything Twice. She writes, "I did this in one wonderful laughing, crying session at Soundings in Whitley Bay ... ."
THE GLASS-BLOWER AND OTHER POEMS by Jan Struther. Chatto & Windus, 1940. 1st American edition, New York, Harcourt Brace, 1941.
Examples of Dust Jackets from U.S.A. - courtesy of John and Anne Coles from original images by Robert Maxtone Graham
Short story authors: Conrad Aiken, Max Beerbohn, Stephen Vincent Benet, Stella Benson, A. E. Coppard, Walter de la Mare, Lord Dunsany, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. M. Forster, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, Eric Knight, W. Somerset Maugham, H. H. Munro, Oliver Onions, Edgar Allan Poe, James Stephens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ralph Straus, Jan Struther, H. G. Wells.
The Moonlight Traveler: Great Tales of Fantasy & Imagination (Doubleday Doran, 1943; Garden City Publishing, 1945) frequently reprinted with the title shortened to Great Tales of Fantasy & Imagination (Bodley Head, 1949; Pocket, 1954; Cardinal, 1955; Washington Square Press, 1965)
Amanda Salmonson writes:
'The Moonlight Traveler is a "who's who" of leading horror writers; I have never parted with my copy because it also includes such rarities as Stella Benson's The Man Who Missed the Bus & Jan Struthers' Cobbler, Cobbler, Mend My Shoe.' - also published in G.K.'s Weekly Oct 24th 1925.
Published in 'The Best British Short Stories of 1926 - ed. Edward J. OBrien (Dodd, Mead, 1926, 427pp, hc)
Ugly Sister (1952)
A note from Gilles Richardot in France, received with thanks:
"Concernant son texte "Ugly Sister", il semble que ce soit le seul texte traduit en français. Sur le site, je vois la date 1952. Pourtant W. Contento dans sa base de données de SF indique bien comme nous 1935 dans 'The London Mercury':
Extrait de http://contento.best.vwh.net/s210.html#A4305 : STRUTHER, JAN; pseudonym of Joyce Maxtone Graham, (1901-1953) (chron.) [...] * Ugly Sister, (ss) The London Mercury Dec 1935 F&SF Feb 1952 The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 2, ed. Anthony Boucher & J. Francis McComas, Little Brown, 1953"
From Richard Dalby of Yorkshire, England - "As a 'Jan Struther' fan, I'm writing an article/tribute to her in the November (2001) issue of BOOK & MAGAZINE COLLECTOR."
Richard Dalby's special interest is ghost stories, and he has provided the following information with regard to "Cobbler, Cobbler, Mend My Shoe".
In hardback - apart from being in 'A Pocketful of Pebbles', he states that it was reprinted in: THE BEST FROM FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, Second Series, US, 1953; THE MOONLIGHT TRAVELLER, Bodley Head, 1949 (qv above); and in paperback by World Books, 1960; and GHOSTS, GHOSTS, GHOSTS, Chatto & Windus, 1955.