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DE KOCK, Paul (Charles Paul), 1793-1871 : THE BRIDE OF THE FIRST NIGHT.
London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1920]. First published as “La Mariée de Fontenay-aux-Roses” in 1872 and here translated into English by “Bree Narran” – the Australian author-publisher William Nicholas Willis (1858-1922).
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DE KOCK, Paul (Charles Paul), 1793-1871 : CARDS, WOMEN AND WINE.
London : Camden
Publishing Co., [ca.1920]. First edition in English. First published in Paris in 1864 as “Les
Femmes, le Jeu et le Vin ” and here in a translation by Bree Narran.
LAROCQUE, Jean (Jean-Baptiste) 1836-1891 : A LIFE OF PLEASURE : A VIVID AND GRAPHIC PICTURE OF BOHEMIAN LIFE IN PARIS.
London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1950]. One of Camden’s series of translations of dubious nineteenth-century French literature – the present title may be an amalgam of more than one of Larocque’s works, which included “Les Voluptueuses : Odile” (1888), “Les Voluptueuses : Isey” (1887), “Niobé : Étude Moderne” (1863), etc.
“NARRAN, Bree” – translator : CRISP STORIES (VOLUME 3).
London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1950]. A fresh edition of a Camden Publishing favourite first published at least twenty-five years earlier. Twenty-two “of the most entertaining and amusing short stories, from the work of famous French authors, translated into excellent English”. Includes “A Domestic Episode”, “A Lady’s Trick”, “Yellow Stockings”, “Innocence”, etc. It is not clear whether in this instance the translator “Bree Narran” was the Australian author-publisher William Nicholas Willis (1858-1922), or his son and successor of the same name (1898-1960).
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“NARRAN, Bree” – [WILLIS, William Nicholas, 1858-1922] : SEVEN NIGHTS.
London : Camden
Publishing Co., [ca.1930]. Second edition. Sir Roger Deamton finds his wife’s door locked
against him – “You have been reading suffragette piffle, Hilda”. Originally published by
Willis’s Anglo-Eastern Publishing in 1919.
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