Jan 29th 1889

MS British Library Add MSS 54921: 168-70

Dear Mr Craik

Many thanks for your letter and cheque. I am glad to see your writing again, and that the first dreariness of return has been faced.1

I am glad the cheap edition is doing so well, it is capitally got up and bound, and I regret nothing but the Daisy Chain illustrations and those to the Trial. Those to the intermediate edition were much better.

I have had some correspondence about a story of the historical kind which I finished in the autumn, but it was thought better to let it wait till Beechcroft at Rockstone had had its start. Its name is a great difficulty A Seven Years Secret has been thought of but does not really suit and I now think that ‘A Reputed Changeling’ or ‘Peregrine the Changeling’ would be best as though it is by no means a child’s story, the whole turns on the hero’s life being influenced by a sort of half belief in his being a changeling imp

It is in the time of the English Revolution

Yours truly
C M Yonge

1His wife Dinah (Mulock) Craik had died on 12 October 1887.

Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/2899/to-george-lillie-craik-74

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