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Diary of a provincial lady

E. M. Delafield

Diary of a provincial lady

by E. M. Delafield

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Published by Folio Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementE.M. Delafield ; Jilly Cooper wrote the introduction ; Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures.
ContributionsBentley, Nicolas, 1907-1978.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17053147M

  Edmée Elizabeth Monica is an English author best known for her largely autobiographical Diary of a Provincial Lady, which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class. E M Delafield author of Diary of a Provincial Lady. E M Delafield was born in to Count Henry de la Pasture and his novelist wife. Brought up according to strict Late Victorian precepts, but failing to ensnare a husband, she entered a convent in Belgium the moment she was

(The Provincial Lady Goes Further) In continuation with the "The Diary of a Provincial Lady" this autographical work traces the further humorous account of the protagonist after receiving a large royalty check from her former book. E. M. Delafield () was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works. This month is The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M Delafield. Long, long before Bridget Jones was stepping on the scales every morning and meticulously tabulating consumed alcohol units, there was a diary writer recording the peculiar on goings, in a small, provincial village of ’s England.

The Provincial Lady Goes Further is the immediate sequel to Diary of a Provincial Lady - and life mirrors art. Our Provincial Lady has found herself, unexpectedly, with a literary success on her hands! She is suddenly 'somebody', both in her Devonshire environs and in London, where she establishes a bolthole - ostensibly so she could concentrate on the much-awaited sequel, but also so that she. Diary of a Provincial Lady is a classic of its time, revealing the thoughts and concerns of a Lady embedded in family life and the mores of comfortable country life. She has a husband 'raised to the peerage', two children and servants; she is burdened by the superior Lady Boxe, the tiresome vicar's wife and the constant temptation to live.


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Diary of a Provincial Lady, was written between the wars, and is a charming and witty book, telling us of a typical country woman's life. (Of her class, anyway). She worries about planting her bulbs too late, about the bills coming in, where to find servants in the country and generally, in keeping up appearances/5.

This edition (something pages and $) includes Diary of a Provincial Lady, The Provincial Lady Goes Further, The Provincial Lady in America, and The Provincial Lady in Wartime. This is not clear from the description and I bought the "Further" book before I realized I already had it!5/5(5).

Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture (9 June – 2 December ), commonly known as E. Delafield, was a prolific English author who is best-known for her largely autobiographical Diary of a Provincial Lady, which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living mostly in a Devon village of the s, and its sequels in which the Provincial La4/5.

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Although published in book form inthe “Diary of a Provincial Lady,” started life in as a serial in “Time and Tide.” Largely autobiographical, Delafield substituted the names “Robin” and “Vicky” for her own children, called Lionel and Rosamund, but, aside from name changes, this is very much a light hearted diary of country life and based upon the author’s own experiences/5().

Diary of a Provincial Lady, first published inis exactly what you would expect from the title: a novel written in the form of the diary of a ‘Provincial Lady’.

The Lady, whose name we never learn, lives with her husband Robert in a village in the south of England. Book Review: Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. Delafield () by Victoria Madden There’s something cosily domestic about being indoors on a rainy day with no need to go out; it’s a time to do all those unimportant yet essential little jobs like turning out the kitchen cupboards or matching all your black : Victoria Madden.

Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady was first written for and serialised in Lady Margaret Rhondda’s feminist weekly, Time & Tide, beginning in December Delafield was a popular novelist and valued contributor to the journal, and the caustic pages of the provincial.

This week on the Really Like This Book’s podcast scripts catch-up I’m looking at a total classic, E M Delafield’s The Diary of a Provincial Lady.

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As witty and delightful today as when it was first published inDiary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic.

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As witty and delightful today as when it was first published inDiary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic.

This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment.