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Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime, DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman)

Author Name    DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman)

Title   Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime

Binding   Softcover; Trade PB

Book Condition   Very Good-

Size   529 pages

Publisher   London Virago Modern Classics c1930-40, 2008

ISBN Number    0860685225 / 9780860685227

Seller ID   7401

Spine and covers creased and edgeworn. Pages yellowed, edges a bit darker (as is common with Virago editions of this period) and lightly soiled. A few interior page corners creased, but clean; none loose.; An omnibus edition of four of the Provincial Lady Diaries originally written from 1930-1940. They are witty portraits of life in a Devonshire village, in London, in the US, and finally at the beginning of World War II.;

Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "Diary of a Provincial Lady is my favorite book in all the world. This is the book I packed in my hospital bag when I was having a baby! It is absolutely enchanting...perfectly understated...quintessentially country English before the second world war.There is an emotional French governess, an arrogant titled neighbor, the silent husband, a procession of difficult servants, the talkative Vicar's wife, two not-quite-perfect but loveable children, and most of all, the Provincial Lady, who struggles through daily life with an overdrawn account and a much-needed sense of humor. Is there any better novel? 'Answer comes there none,' to quote the Provincial Lady." Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group, says "E M Delafield’s Provincial Lady is one of my favourite literary characters." Cover matches sample image.

British Woman Author, Village Life, Novel, England, Virago Modern Classic, Virago 162

Price = 15.95 USD


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