Sunday, 5 January 2014


THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY (complete with the original illustrations)

The Definitive Edition of THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY
-Original illustrations by Arthur Watts from the 1930 first edition
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience

“I came to The Diary of a Provincial Lady in the early 1970s. I finished the novel in one sitting, leaving the children unbathed, dogs unwalked, a husband unfed, and giving alternate cries of joy and recognition throughout. How was it that anyone living a comparatively sheltered, upper-class life 40 years ago could think and behave so exactly like me?” Jilly Cooper, The Guardian

“Loving this series--just discovered! This is the first of several written in the 1930s by a British woman. I'm on the second one currently, and I'm laughing aloud. Perfect for reading just before bed. A fascinating picture of life before WWII in Britain--when "middle class" meant something completely different--tutors, cooks, housekeepers . . . and an allowance for the "little woman." Our heroine in the Diary series struggles to not involve her husband (who is indifferent to anything domestic) in her day-to-day trials, and eighty years later, those trials still ring true” Sallie

“It takes a truly talented mind to take the day to day life of a country house wife and convert it into a journal of light satire and human observation. It is a little wonder why The Diary was a bestseller when it was published in 1933 and is still so popular. The book truly is delightful and full of interesting characters.” Vipula

“An amusing glimpse into the diary of a very simpleminded and clumsy Provincial Lady, her careless and grumbly husband Robert, her too truthful children and her hopelessly pretending neighborhood. It reads almost like a forerunner to "Bridget Jones' Diary" with its endearing scenes of everydaylife, not-too-practical musings on personal economy and unlucky efforts to dye one's hair.” Rikke

THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY features the classic comic novel in a specially designed edition for kindle. This is E. M. Delafield’s masterpiece which will amuse and delight you. Read it as it is meant to be read: complete, and unabridged with illustrations from the 1930 first edition. 

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