Treasure Hunt by Molly Keane

Treasure Hunt by Molly Keane. 1990 Virago Modern Classics (c/r 1952).  According to her obituary in the Independent: 

"Molly Keane had an unusual place in contemporary literature, in writing very good plays and novels under two entirely separate identities at different times of her life. She was a leading playwright in the 1930s ... and she was an interesting novelist. But all the time she wrote under the pseudonym of "M.J. Farrell" and few outside her close circle knew who she really was. Then personal tragedy intervened, she stopped writing and it was many years until, in 1981, the novel Good Behaviour was published under her own name, caused a sensation and just missed the Booker Prize. She became a celebrity both in Britain and in her home- country, Ireland." Treasure Hunt was originally performed as a play.

Condition: Good used copy

"Half an hour after the little gentleman and his follower had left the hall the house still kept its strange, soundless holiday."

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