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Needles and Pins: A Story of Twins
Englishman Fred E. (Frederick Edward) Weatherly (1848-1929) was not only a prolific author but also an accomplished barrister, poet, songwriter, and radio entertainer. Weatherly penned books for both children and adults. At least fifteen hundred of his song lyrics were published, the most famous of which were "Danny Boy," "London Bridge," "When We Were Old and Gray," and "Roses of Picardy" (a popular song during World War I). Helena Maguire (1860-1909) was a well known English figure and domestic painter and illustrator. Her charming paintings of cats were frequently reproduced as postcards and prints. Other of her works were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the New Watercolour Society. Maguire was the daughter of Thomas Herbert Maguire, lithographer to Queen Victoria
her siblings Bertha and Sidney were also painters. The London firm of Hildesheimer & Faulkner were publishers of books, postcards & Christmas cards, most of which were printed in Germany and Austria. This volume, designed in England, was printed in Germany.
Frederic Edward Weatherly
Helena Maguire
Children's poetry, English
Twins - Juvenile poetry
Picture books for children
London : Hildesheimer & Faulkner
New York : Geo. C. Whitney
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