Mazo de la Roche
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Canadian writer, most famous for her Jalna series of novels, the first of which was published in 1927, winning her the American magazine Atlantic Monthly’s prize of $10,000. This gave her prestige, worldwide fame and the financial freedom to pursue writing full-time and to move to Europe. There she lived, mainly in England, until 1939. Then, with war coming, she returned to North America with her two adopted children. She spent the rest of her life mostly in Toronto, where she died at age 82.
Her Jalna books chronicle the lives of the Whiteoak family. Jalna, their family house, was named for the station in India where the first Whiteoak served before settling with his wife in a community of retired British officers on Canada’s Lake Ontario shore.
The Jana series is published around the world, in 92 languages as well as English.
This is a fine signature in black ink on a 3" x 2" slip of paper, neatly laid to black card. In very good condition.