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The diary of a provincial lady

Author: E M Delafield; Rachel Johnson
Publisher: London, England : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [New edition]View all editions and formats
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This is a gently self-effacing, dry-witted tale of a long-suffering and disaster-prone Devon lady of the 1930s. A story of provincial social pretensions and the daily inanities of domestic life to rival George Grossmith's "Diary of a Nobody".
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E M Delafield; Rachel Johnson
ISBN: 9780141191812 0141191813
OCLC Number: 872701561
Notes: This edition originally published by Virago Press, 1984 ; originally published , 1930.
Description: xii, 547 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: E.M. Delafield.

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It's not easy being a Provincial Lady in Devonshire in the 1920s, juggling a grumpy husband, mischievous children and a host of domestic dilemmas - from rice mould to a petulant cook. But this  Read more...

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I re-read, for the nth time, E.M. Delafield's dry, caustic Diary of a Provincial Lady, and howled with laughter -- India Knight She converts the small and familiar dullness of life into laughter * Read more...

 
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