Cecily Sidgwick was a lady of German extraction who published 41 novels & short stories, and 4 works of non-fiction between 1889 and her death in 1934.
My great grandmother only had one of her novels, and it's one I think is rather interesting. I'll discuss it in a later post.
In addition to her novels, she published a number of articles. One of the most widely referenced is Student Life at the German Universities (1900). Also of contemporary interest is a 1924 article that appeared in Good Housekeeping, Should Married Women Work? This does not appear to be available online, but has been reprinted in Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 years of the best journalism by women, Eleanor Mills & Kira Cochrane, eds 2005. (link is to a review).
Cecily Sidgwick started off writing as Mrs Andrew Dean but seems to have abandoned this pseudonym around the turn of the century, only using it once more, in 1924. Several of her novels were reissued in later years presumably to cash in on her success. She wrote several collaborations including one novel, a book about gardening, and an illustrated book about Germany. She was certainly prolific; from her first book in 1889, with the exceptions of 1890, 1891, 1896-8, 1900, 1906, and 1914, she published at least one, sometimes two books a year until her death in 1934.
Caroline Schlegal & her Friends, 1889
Isaac Eller's Money, 1889 (as Mrs Andrew Dean)
Splendid Cousin, 1892 (as Mrs Andrew Dean)
Mrs Finch-Brassey, 1893
Lesser's Daughter, 1894 (as Mrs Andrew Dean)
Grasshoppers, 1895 (as Mrs Andrew Dean)
Cousin Ivo, 1899 (as Mrs Andrew Dean)
Cynthia's Way, 1901
The Thousand Eugenias and other stories, 1902
Beryl Stones, 1903
Scenes of Jewish life, 1904
Professor's legacy, 1905
Home Life in Germany, 1908
Children's Book of Gardening, 1909 (with Mrs Paynter)
Lantern Bearers, 1910
Anthea's Guest, 1911
Odd come shorts, 1911
Inner Shrine, 1912.
Below Stairs, 1913
Mr Sheringham and others, 1913
Mr Broom and his Brother, 1915
In other days, 1915
Salt and savour, 1916
Anne Lulworth, 1917
Purple jar, 1919
Black Knight, 1920 (with Crosbie Garstin)
Law & Outlaw, 1921
London Mixture, 1924
A woman with a future, 1924 (as Mrs Andrew Dean)
Humming Bird, 1925
Sack and Sugar, 1926
Bride's Prelude, 1927
Come by Chance, 1928
Six of them, 1929
Storms and teacups, 1931
Maid and Minx, 1932
Poverty and Riches, 1933
The Lantern Bearers was reviewed in vol 7 of The New Age, 1910 a weekly journal published in London. (Link is to a pdf file) They don't think much of it.
"She is something worse than impertinent in taking Stevenson's delightful phrase as title for this rubbishy story."
Punch was pretty dismissive too. It reviewed Anne Lulworth in 1917
"Have you ever imagined yourself plunged (bodily, not mentally) into the midst of a story by some particular author? If, for example, you could get inside the covers of a Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick novel, what would you expect to find? Probably a large and pleasantly impecunious family, with one special daughter who combines great practical sense with rare personal charm. You would certainly not be startled to find her brought into contact with persons of greater social importance than her own; and you would be excusably disappointed if she did not end by securing the most eligible young male in the cast. I feel bound to add that a perusal of Anne Lulworth has left me with these convictions more firmly established than ever."
Full review available at Project Gutenberg (near the bottom).