"After causing the Sentimental Bloke and company to appear in three books and a booklet between
1915 and 1919, Dennis appeared to have exhausted his rich vein. Five years later, however,
he tapped it again to produce Rose of Spadgers.
"Rose, the girl who Mick had left behind, was inclined to recklessness and "like to come to
'arm". So, like some "tin knight of old", the Bloke appoints himself chief rescuer and
later bumbling matchmaker - but of course Doreen is there to save the day.
"Rose of Spadgers has not been republished in full since 1924 and, almost sixty years
later, is sure to delight a new audience with its heart-warming wit and homely wisdom."
From the Angus & Robertson hardback edition, 1982.