Constance Isabel Smith

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Constance Isabel Smith (born June 1894, Battersea, London) was a popular British novelist. She was the daughter of Sydney James Smith, a tailor, and Isabel Smith. In 1911 they were living at 7 Spencer Road, New Wandsworth, and Constance was a student.[1]

Life and works[edit]

Constance Isabel Smith's novels include Adam's First Wife (1920), Intensity: A Simple Story (1921), The Escaped Wife (1924), Storm Dust (1925), Just Impediment? (1925), Lotus Lane: The Story of a Marriage (1927), and The Tenth of March (1929).

She also wrote under the pseudonyms Isabel Beaumont and Eleanor Reid.[2]

Writing as Isabel Beaumont, she won the 250-guinea Melrose Prize for her 1922 novel Smokeless Burning.[3][4] She followed this with Secret Drama (1922).[5]

Writing as Eleanor Reid, she published The Fortunate Woman (1922), Marrying Madeline (1922), The Fallen (1923), Through the Curtains (1925), The Barrington Scandal (1925), Mackerel Sky (1926), The Tenth of March (1929), Last Will and Testament (1930), and A Wife and Child (1932).


  1. ^ 1911 Census
  2. ^ The Book Review Digest, Volume 104, Issue 4, H.W. Wilson Company, p 480 [1]
  3. ^ The Nation and the Athenaeum, Volume 32, Part 1 The Nation Publishing Company Limited, 1923 [2]
  4. ^ Smokeless Burning (review), The Bookman, Vol. 63, Hodder and Stoughton, 1922
  5. ^ Secret Drama (review), New Statesman,Vol, 20, 1922