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The Diary Of A Provincial Lady

The Diary Of A Provincial Lady

With a cover design by Cath Kidston

Behind this rather prim and proper title lies the hilarious fictional diary of a long-suffering, disaster-prone Devon lady of the 1930s, and her attempts to keep her somewhat ramshackle household from falling into chaos: there’s her husband Robert, who, when he’s not snoozing behind The Times, does everything with grumbling reluctance; her gleefully troublesome children; and a succession of tricky servants who invariably seem to gain the upper hand. And if her domestic trials were not enough, she must keep up appearances. Particularly with the maddeningly patronising Lady Boxe, whom the Provincial Lady eternally (and unsuccessfully) tries to compete with.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

On Sale: 3rd July 2008

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085224

Reviews

I finished the book in one sitting, leaving the children unbathed, dogs unwalked, a husband unfed, and giving alternate cries of joy and recognition throughout
Jully Cooper
Glorious, simply glorious
DAILY TELEGRAPH
I reread, for the nth time, E. M. Delafield's dry, caustic Diary of a Provincial Lady, and howled with laughter
India Knight
She converts the small and familiar dullness of life into laughter
The TIMES

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