I love doing this blogging. Take a look at the comment section of this post on Leslie Caswell:
Louise Gibson wrote:
My father, who served in India during WW2, had his portrait painted by Leslie Caswell. Dad died last year aged 93. I love the painting. And I chancing my luck asked if she’d be willing to share the picture….and soon after, this arrived in my Inbox. Many thanks Louise, it certainly is a great piece!
I promised to upload it with some new discoveries in Home Notes, so without further ado…..
“Dear Stranger” by Jane Causeway was adapted over several weeks and these three illustrations come from Home Notes 19 July, 26 July and 2 August 1956, the latter being the end of the adaptation (I don’t have earlier issues to say when it began). Interestingly the only other work by Causeway I can find is a Woman’s Weekly Library magazine, “Search for a stranger” (# 940 in the series), published by Fleetway Library, London, England, 19 March 1973. The story was published in 63 Pages. A bookseller helpfully lists this as a line: “Why was it that, whatever she did, wherever she went, her mind always turned back to Adrian?”. Adrian doesn’t appear in any of the three parts of the “Dear Stranger” story but maybe Causeway changed the names! This is one mystery I won’t be worrying about.
However the author’s achievements appear to be few on the Internet. the British Library only lists the same book as Amazon- Search for a stranger. London : Hale, 1971. But one strange thing is that RT Book magazine have a single listing which states: Jane Causeway a.k.a. Barry Cook. There is also evidence that Causeway wrote in Home Notes in 1957 but I can’t find anything else on either names.