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The Diary of a Provincial Lady
The Diary of a Provincial Lady
by E.M. Delafield
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars social and feminist history in a humorous package, 18 April 2006
This diary, plus the later ones in which the author visits America and then works in a forces' canteen in wartime, is a fascinating glimpse of what life was like for a middle class woman in the 1930s. My favourite snippet, from ...Goes Further, is when she visits Boston and at a party asks a young man if he thinks television will ever become a part of everyday life. He looks at her as if she were mad!

The humour is intelligent and infectious and the narrative voice very real despite the 'diary' style.

Don't miss it!

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