TOIL OF THE BRAVE - Inglis Fletcher
Hardcover / Leather-bound book.
Title printed on spine.
TOIL OF THE BRAVE
Author: INGLIS FLETCHER
Publisher: HUTCHINSON & CO - GREAT BRITAIN
Publication Year: n/a (ca 1950s)
Dimensions: 20,5 X 14,5
Inglis Fletcher (1879 – 1969) was an American writer.
Inglis Clark was born October 20, 1879 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of Maurice W. Clark and Flora Chapman.
Inglis Fletcher is known for numerous novels and plays, especially her Carolina Series. She spent much of her life traveling and living around the country with her husband, John George Fletcher, a miner.
Research about her maternal ancestors in Tyrell County, North Carolina sparked Fletcher's interest in eastern North Carolina, which led her to research and write the novels within her Carolina Series, including Lusty Wind for Carolina, Men of Albemarle, and Raleigh's Eden, among others.
She published verse and publicity material and she was a book reviewer of S. P. Women's City Club magazine.
She was a manager of famous lecturers and co-manager with Alice Seckles in "Seckles-Fletcher Popular Lecture Series" in San Francisco and Oakland; she was also associated in management for the 1928-29 season in Los Angeles and Sacramento.
In 1928 she went on a six months' trek to the interior of the British East Africa, unaccompanied by any white person, to a region never before visited by a white woman — and by very few white men — for the study of native "Voodoo" and other pagan religious practices.
She was the originator of the Junior Red Cross Hospital program in Spokane Public Schools.
She was a member of American Pen Women and Daughters of the American Revolution.
TOIL OF THE BRAVE: Novel starts on the river plantation in North Carolina of Senator Ferrier. The Senator had married a Spanish woman with a child, an eighteen-year-old beauty named Angela. England and the colonies have been at war for four years, the year is 1779. But some of the freeholders in North Carolina are stil clinging to the hope that the war will be over soon. Trying to arrange a suitable marriage for Angela is difficult because of her heritage and her rebellious nature.