I have read every novel I could find by this author because they are very amusing.
It's hard to believe that WW Jacobs wrote "The Monkey's Paw" when you read this very amusing novel. The characters of the ship captains are hilarious. Highly recommended.
I don't know why the author chose to be anonymous. This is a very interesting and practical book about the process of writing a novel. (I had no idea how much work it takes.) I wasn't going to write a novel, but I like knowing how it's done.
I listened to this as an audiobook that I downloaded from the library. It was "okay". Seemed like a second-rate Edith Wharton novel.