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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.
“NARRAN, Bree” – [WILLIS, William Nicholas, 1858-1922] : CRISP STORIES. (SERIES 2.) TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.
London : Camden Publishing Co., [ca.1945]. The second of the four collections under this title put out at various times by the interlinked Camden Publishing and Anglo-Eastern imprints, both founded by Willis and continued by his son of the same name – thirty-four short stories, including “A Desperate Woman”, “The Confessions of Mademoiselle”, 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).
“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.
WILLIS, W.N. (William Nicholas), 1858-1922 : WHITE SLAVES OF LONDON.
London : Camden Publishing Co., . A reprint of an early Willis title, first published in 1912. A classic account, both lurid and journalistic, of young women being lured into prostitution in London’s West End as well as being trafficked abroad. With prefatory letters by the Bishop of London, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Birmingham, Florence Booth, etc.
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