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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, elegant prose and very very funny., 2 July 2014
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This review is from: The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Brilliant book. Even tho it is dated (1930s), the sentiments are totally transferable to toady, with just a little adjustment in the readers mind, which is automatic. For instance, I don't buy a new hat when feeling down but the modern 'retail therapy' is an instant replacement.
Her comments and questions to herself in parenthsis, throughout the book, are like Bridget Jones' notes to self and Miranda Hart's pieces to camera.
This is a wonderfully funny book and also gives a good idea of middle class family life in this period. It is not a book you have to read from start to finish. There is no plot and it is written as a diary. However, I have used it to pick up and dip into in between other books and when I need a lift and it is just perfect!! Not a laugh out loud book but my husband frequently comments on my chuckling as I read it in bed. Recommended.
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