One of the most charming short novels by Mrs. Hungerford. The Publishers' Circular of 1891 reads: "Though the plot of this little story is obvious from the first page, Mrs. Hungerford has rarely written a prettier little sketch. Perpetua Wynter, the little rebel, is one of the authoress's characteristic Irish girls; only in this case, she is transplanted to Bloomsbury. She is left as a legacy to a semi-fossilised professor of thirty-two, Thaddeus Curzon, although in appearance he is nearer seventy. We see from the beginning what will be the end; but the process by which the man of science succumbs to sentiment is very prettily told, and few stories have pleased us so much as this unpretending little book."