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  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (25 Nov. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491582782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491582787
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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'The writer's unflagging humour, her shrewd, worldly wisdom, and her extremely realistic pictures of garrison life make it all good reading ... delightful' Times Literary Supplement 'Delightful domestic comedy' Frisbeewind.blogspot.com 'Miss Stevenson has spiced this tale of British army life with an unobtrusive, effortless wit which often proves deceptively sharp' New York Times 'Captures attention with the first page ... and by the end ... captures readers' hearts' Star --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Dorothy Emily Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on the 18th, November 1892. She is usually referred to as D. E. Stevenson and during her lifetime she wrote over 40 novels, which were published on both sides of the Atlantic. She married Captain James Reid Peploe in 1916 and had four children. Her first book Peter West was published in 1923 but she did not really start to become a novelist until 1932 with the publication of her first 'Mrs. Tim' book. Dorothy Emily Stevenson died the 30th of December 1973 at the age of 81 and was buried in Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland where she lived for many years. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Matthew's Mummy on 18 Jun. 2010
Format: Paperback
I don't often review things, but have just finished this book and loved it. So pleased it was revived for re-publication. Yes its showing its age a little, but I thought it was lovely. Interesting to read something that is 'historical' but written at the time rather than a modern take on it. Bits I found fascinating were thinking a house was too large to manage with 'just' two maids (and a cook, and a governess). And the fact that the children don't feature much in the story, because they are cared for by the governess all day (or away at boarding school). A different time, but a lovely account of it, and I liked that it was based on a genuine diary. I'll be buying the rest of the Bloomsbury books, buying this as a gift for friends, and trying to find her other books.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Mary Smith on 10 Mar. 2011
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I'm on a bit of a DE Stevenson crusade at the moment, having only recently 'discovered' her writing. So far, I think Miss Buncle's Book is my favourite but Mrs Tim of the Regiment is a close second and I am looking forward to reading the subsequent Mrs Tim books - if I can find them!
This one, based, apparently, on D E Stevenson's own diary of her life as an army officer's wife is a lovely read and highly entertaining. She has a very acute eye for people's character traits and all their little foibles. Not a great deal happens in this in terms of plot but the characters are so wonderful it is a delight reading about them - a bit like eavesdropping on several people's lives. I do hope publishers waken up to the fact D E Stevenson has a legion of fans who snap up re-prints of her books. Reviewed by Mary Smith author of No More Mulberries
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Betty Haniotaki on 1 April 2010
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This book has been out of print for many years, although it can be found used for quite high prices. I found it very charming, both for the charm of the heroine (based on the life of the author) and the feeling of the pre-WW2 life of an army officer's wife. The book is a series of vignettes of the period, connected or isolated. The book was re-issued recently by Bloomsbury publishers. There are three more in the series - I hope they will all be reissued. One warning: the title varies from edition to edition. I recently bought an audio book entitled "Golden Days" which, although described as "unabridged" was in fact the second part of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bookelephant on 23 Jun. 2011
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If you like The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago Modern Classics) I bet you'll love this. Based on DE Stevenson's own diaries as a regimental wife it has that same innocent charm - and common ground in its celebration of domestic trivia for married women of all generations.
There are parallels between the two books: so while the provincial lady agonises about the lady of the manor's put downs about her hyacinth bulbs, and gossips with the vicar's wife, the regimental lady worries about putting the colonel's wife's nose out of joint and makes friends with the "regimental bride" (shades of Amelia Sedley in Vanity Fair). But the differences between the two (and from modern life) are fascinating - the regimental wife is regularly looking for new staff and accomodation in strange towns as her husband is shifted around at short notice and is trying to make her way in new social groups where the provincial ladies often say its not worth being friends as she'll be off again in a few years.
And it has that "past is another country" charm;as another reviewer notes, it is slightly bizare to the modern reader to see a strapped for cash captain's wife with a maid, a nanny and a cook! Also modern mothers really would consider Mrs Tim apallingly hands off - her holiday is largely spent on jolly jaunts with adult friends while others take care of her little girl (the slightly older boy - 8 ish?) is at boarding school, of course; and when the spectre of an Indian posting looms, Mrs Tim would have parked her youngest in boarding school like a shot ...
For all its differences and strangenesses however, it is primarily a comfortable happy book - focussing on the little pleasures of the domestic life and friendship. A pleasure to read. Now, off to find the sequels ....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Juice on 7 Aug. 2010
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I bought this book with some reservations, imagining an account of mindless social occasions, dated language and stiff dialogue. I was laughing by the second page, and couldn't put the book down. What a beatifully, honestly written reflection of a life-style which is still the same in many ways for wives of more junior officers.
The author has a mischievious whit, informing us that Bryan, her son, tried to say "Butter" with his mouth full leading to "disastrous results". The agonies of sending her son to boarding school and having to borrow china from her nieghbours for meals with other officers makes Hester feel human and lovable, but with a determined, unflappable core.
Cherish each line you read; a treat as rare as this comes along very infrequently.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 July 1997
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The book about Mrs.Tim is still fun and reads like a contemporary diary even 60 some years after its original publication in Great Britain. Its almost comforting to know that even though times change, people do not. I discovered this book when I was a teenager and still enjoy Mrs. Tim's (actually D.E. Stevenson's) wit and wisdom today.
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