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The Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (Virago Classic Non-Fiction) Paperback – 5 Oct 1995


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd; New edition edition (5 Oct. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853818852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853818851
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 995,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A delight' -- LITERARY REVIEW

'Sylvia Townsend Warner's heartfelt and heartbroken Diaries give the condensed account of a life at once unassuming and passionate...' -- OBSERVER

'Will surely become a classic among English diaries' JOHN CAREY, -- SUNDAY TIMES

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Editor of the COLLECTED POEMS of Sylvia Townsend Warner, Claire Harman is also the author of her biography, published in 1989, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Award. She lives in Oxford.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. I. Browne on 29 Mar. 2012
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Sylvia Townsend Warner was perhaps the best diarist and letter writer of the twentieth century. The diaries are enlivened by an intelligence and subtlety that you rarely find, and are models of wit and shy humor. The qualities that unfortunately only rarely surface in her fiction are there in absolute abundance in her private writing, and one comes away from them with a sense of one's own life having been enriched.
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