Diary of a Provincial Lady

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  • Paperback
  • 319 pages
  • Diary of a Provincial Lady
  • E.M. Delafield
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
  • 1903155959

10 thoughts on “Diary of a Provincial Lady

  1. 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 hilaMarch 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 v...

  2. 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 bossy 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 Obviously, many of the issues raised in this book, such as domestic servants and boarding schools, are not relevant to the majority of peo...

  3. 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 n...

  4. 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 Persephone edition appe 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. 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 do...

  9. 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, fo...

  10. says:

    Dear Provincial Lady,I would never know your name but your amusing and witty diary charmed and hud me Your observations of life, people and happenings are clever, astute, insightful and remarkably revealing I love your snarky voice as you recount your daily activities They may not be earth shuttering or monumental in nature but they help me understand your life and time 1930s English village so much better Your diary is not filled with pompous musings or elegan...

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