Diary of a Provincial Lady



Diary of a Provincial Lady One of the great classics of domestic literature, with the original illustrations by Arthur Watts. New Download Kindle ePUB Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 319 pages
  • Diary of a Provincial Lady
  • E.M. Delafield
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 1903155959

11 thoughts on “Diary of a Provincial Lady

  1. Idarah says:

    March 12th Resign from Book of the Month, owing to wide and ever increasing divergence of opinion between us as to merits or demerits of recently published fiction Write them long and eloquent letter about this, but remember after it is posted that I still owe them twelve shillings and sixpence for Maurois s Byron I adored this book I ve been saving it for about ten years, because I tend to do that with books I know I will absolutely love And I wasn t off the mark I found this book hilarious, literarMarch 12th Resign from Book of the Month, owing to wide and ever increasing divergence of opinion between us as to merits or demerits of recently published fiction Write them long and eloquent letter about this, but remember after it is posted that I still owe them twelve shillings and sixpence for Maurois s Byron I adored this book I ve been saving it for about ten years, because I tend to do that with books I know I will absolutely love And I wasn t off the mark I found this book hilarious, l...

  2. Carolyn says:

    This is such a charming little book Written in the 1930s as a series of newspaper columns, it comments wryly on the everyday doings of a wealthy family and their neighbours The Provincial lady has a mostly silent and disengaged husband, a young daughter who has a French nanny and a slightly older son who has been packed off to prep school returning periodically for school holidays to disrupt the household She muses on the difficulties of parenting, the problem of hiring good household staff, This is such a charming little book Written in the 1930s as a series of newspaper columns, it comments wryly on the everyday doings of a wealthy family and their neighbours The Provincial lady has a mostly silent and disengaged husband, a young daughter who has a French nanny and a slightly older son who has been packed off to prep school returning periodically for school holidays to disrupt the household She muses on the diffi...

  3. Susan says:

    Although published in book form in 1934, the Diary of a Provincial Lady, started life in 1930 as a serial in Time and Tide Largely autobiographical, Delafield substituted the names Robin and Vicky for her own children, called Lionel and Rosamund, but, aside from name changes, this is very much a light hearted diary of country life and based upon the author s own experiences The Provincial Lady deals with domestic disasters, the W.I., a monosyllabic husband, mutinous staff and the boss Although published in book form in 1934, the Diary of a Provincial Lady, started life in 1930 as a serial in Time and Tide Largely autobiographical, Delafield substituted the names Robin and Vicky for her own children, called Lionel and Rosamund, but, aside from name changes, this is very much a light hearted diary of country life and based upon the author s own experiences The Provincial Lady deals with domestic disasters, the W.I., a monosyllabic husband, mutinous staff and the bossy and opinionated Lady Boxe There are struggles with indoor bulbs and financial worries, tales of friends visits and reciprocal trips to see them including shopping in London and a rash holiday to the South of France Obviou...

  4. Bloodorange says:

    1 This is good to read if you re interested in the origins of blog as a genre The author essentially thinly disguises her life as fiction in an attempt to earn some money by way of entering literary competitions, something that was one of very few ways of earning money available to a woman of her social position The strength of the book lies in the humour but it s pretty watered down and barely caustic, unless you re really unacquainted with the variety and the way the writer presents herse 1 This is good to read if you re interested in the origins of blog as a genre The author essentially thinly disguises her life as fiction in an attempt to earn some money by way of entering literary competitions, something that was one of very few ways of earning money available to a woman of her social position The strength of the book lies in the humour but it s pretty watered down and barely caustic, unless you re really unacquainted with the variety and the way the writer presents herself as relatable a mother who s not all that motherly a lady of the house who cannot run it efficiently a person who never has enough cash and has to repeatedly pawn her heirloom ring and resort to selling used items of clothing a woman who yearns for some time away from her family, and is told she looks ten years younger on separation July 27th. End of holid...

  5. Jane says:

    I must admit that I have have been shy of meeting the Provincial Lady for such a long time.You see she was so popular, I read so much praise for her wit and her charm, that I became the bookish equivilent of the shy child, who was so often tongue tied and could never quite keep up with the leading lights.I resisted a green Virago Modern Classics omnibus containg this book and its three sequels I resisted a lovely anniversary edition clothed by Cath Kidson but when a new I must admit that I have have been shy of meeting the Provincial Lady for such a long time.You see she was so popular, I read so much praise for her wit and her charm, that I became the bookish equivilent of the shy child, who was so often tongue tied and could never quite keep up with the leading lights.I resisted a green Virago Modern Classics omnibus containg this book and its three sequels I resisted a lovely anniversary edition clothed by Cath Kidson but when a new Persephone edition appeared I could resist no .Three copies of a book I hadn t read would be too silly Now that I have met the her I am inclined to say that the dove grey Persephone garb suits her best And that the I found her such wonderful company that I quite forgot my shyness.I should explain first that the Provincial Lady wrote her diary in the 1930s, and that she lived in a very busy life in a lovely vi...

  6. Chari says:

    My cup of tea

  7. Hilary says:

    2.5 stars I thought I would like this bookthan I did There were some funny parts but I found it repetitive I found it hard to empathise with this character s worries and struggles given the amount of staff and time off she seemed to have

  8. Caroline says:

    Written in 1930, this is a delightful romp through the joys and tribulations of a being an upper crust housewife in the country This book was very much based on the real life of its author She had the right credentials for writing this story As a teenager she was a debutante, then she married a colonel and had two children She was also made president of her local Women s Institute, and held this position for life This organisation is the ultimate custodian of country life in the UK On to Written in 1930, this is a delightful romp through the joys and tribulations of a being an upper crust housewife in the country This book was very much based on the real life of its author She had the right credentials for writing this story As a teenager she was a debutante, then she married a colonel and had two children She was also made president of her local Women s Institute, and held this position for life This organisation is the ultimate custodian of country life in the UK On top of this she obviously had a great understanding of people, and a wonderfully dry sense of humour.The one way in which I hope real life deviated from her novel was in the state of her finances In the book they were horrendous she was always taking things to be pawned, or rescuing things from the pawnbrokers at the last moment Her perilous...

  9. Margaret says:

    Delafield s marvelous Provincial Lady books are a series of journals written by a middle class wife and mother, who is full of wit and literary aspirations but who is also tied down to her domestic duties although she eventually achieves literary success, she still has to pull off a tricky balancing act between her professional and personal lives A parade of notable characters, often based on Delafield s friends and family, inhabit the pages of the books the diarist s husband Robert, stolid a Delafield s marvelous Provincial Lady books are a series of journals written by a middle class wife and mother, who is full of wit and literary aspirations but who is also tied down to her domestic duties although she eventually achieves literary success, she still has to pull off a tricky balancing act between her professional and personal lives A parade of notable characters, often based on Delafield s f...

  10. Tony says:

    Tee hee hee Tee hee hee dious

  11. Pink says:

    This is me At least if I was a 1930 s English country wife Lavishing my children, barely mentioning my husband and escaping to London or abroad whenever possible Then there s juggling the finances, fobbing off the banks, trying to retain the cook and choosing which new hat ...

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