A few months ago I discovered detective novel The Red House Mystery by A.A.Milne (who is better known of course for his Winnie the Pooh stories), and lately I’ve been reading The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden) and Saplings by Noel Streatfield (Ballet Shoes) which I wouldn’t have known about had it not been for Persephone Books.
I’m sure that there must be lots of relatively unknown books by authors known for one particular book and it is interesting that the above authors are all better known for well-loved children’s books.
I can’t help but wonder if there are any particular gems that other book-lovers might know of. There is the Lost Man Booker Prize of course, but perhaps that’s a slightly different kettle of fish.
I’d love to compile a list of forgotten gems by authors OKF (otherwise known for…) on Novel Insights – so if you have any ideas please do comment!