Sister Gertrude: A Tale of the West Riding is a work of fiction written by D.F.E. Sykes and was first published in 1908.
Under the current terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the copyright of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works in the United Kingdom expires at the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies. Authors who died prior to 1925 were not eligible to have copyright on their works extended under the Duration of Copyright and Rights in Performances Regulations 1995, and their works were protected for a period of 50 years.
Daniel Frederick Edward Sykes died in June 1920 and his works are now in the Public Domain.
A transcript of the book prepared by John Parkinson is available to read online at the Project Gutenberg web site: