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Sara Jeannette Duncan (who sometimes wrote as Mrs. Everard Cotes) was a Canadian author and journalist. Beginning her career on the "Washington Post," she made history as the first woman to be hired as a professional journalist in Canada, taking a regular position at the "Toronto Globe," and later moving to the "Montreal Star," where she was the paper's Parliamentary correspondent. She married Everard Cotes, a journalist and museum curator based in Calcutta. During her long residence with her husband in India she made a considerable reputation as a novelist of Anglo-Indian life. Duncan's style can be compared to contemporary satirists such as Stephen Leacock and Thomas Carlyle.

"A Pool in the Desert" is a collection of stories by Duncan, including "A Mother in India," "An Impossible Ideal," "The Hesitation of Miss Anderson," and "The Pool in the Desert." They draw in part from her long residence in India with her husband, and are stories of wives of officers in the Indian Army. "A Mother in India" recounts the trials of an officer's wife, who must send her child back to relatives in England. The title story covers a period of years in a wife's life, and the changes wrought by the arrival of a new officer and his second wife, as they become acclimated to India and accepted by the community.

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In The Pool in the Desert, first published in 1903, Sara Jeannette Duncan explores the impact of isolation on the small British communities of Victorian India. In the four stories collected here―“The Pool in the Desert,” “A Mother in India,” “An Impossible Ideal,” and “The Hesitation of Miss Anderson”―Duncan’s women have certain freedoms living amidst the reaches of Empire, but they also must negotiate their way through a landscape dominated by the constraints of small military societies. The stories that result combine a delicacy of manners and movement that recalls Henry James, with a wit and sharp eye for small town foibles that bring Stephen Leacock to mind.

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