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The Provincial Lady In Wartime

Author : E. M. Delafield
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The era of the 1930s is wittily and shrewdly recreated with amusing illustrations. World War II has begun and the Provincial Lady must cope with gas masks, evacuated relatives and Canteen service.

Diary Of A Provincial Lady

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 9781509845170
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E. M. Delafield's largely autobiographical novel takes the form of a journal written by an upper-middle-class lady living in a Devonshire village. Written with humour, this charming novel is full of the peculiarities of daily life. The Provincial Lady of the title attempts to avoid disaster and prevent chaos from descending upon her household. But with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. As witty and delightful today as when it was first published in 1930, Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift-editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Provincial Lady Goes Further Illustrated Edition

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 9788026842644
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The Provincial Lady Complete Series All 5 Novels With Original Illustrations

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 9788026841739
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Provincial Lady - Complete Series (All 5 Novels With Original Illustrations)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Provincial Lady series is guaranteed to make you laugh by its witty take on the foibles of a young upper middle-class English woman living mostly in a Devon village of the 1930s. Excerpt: “November 7th.—Plant the indoor bulbs. Just as I am in the middle of them, Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her, and beg her to sit down while I just finish the bulbs. Lady B. makes determined attempt to sit down in armchair where I have already placed two bulb-bowls and the bag of charcoal, is headed off just in time, and takes the sofa.” (The Diary of a Provincial Lady) E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author and is best known for her largely witty and autobiographical Provincial Lady Series, which took the form of a journal. TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Diary of a Provincial Lady The Provincial Lady Goes Further The Provincial Lady in America The Provincial Lady in Russia (I Visit The Soviets) The Provincial Lady in Wartime

Henrietta S War

Author : Joyce Dennys
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Spirited Henrietta wishes she was the kind of doctor's wife who knew exactly how to deal with the daily upheavals of war. But then, everyone in her close-knit Devonshire village seems to find different ways to cope: there's the indomitable Lady B, who writes to Hitler every night to tell him precisely what she thinks of him; the terrifyingly efficient Mrs Savernack, who relishes the opportunity to sit on umpteen committees and boss everyone around; flighty, flirtatious Faith who is utterly preoccupied with the latest hats and flashing her shapely legs; and then there's Charles, Henrietta's hard-working husband who manages to sleep through a bomb landing in their neighbour's garden. With life turned upside down under the shadow of war, Henrietta chronicles the dramas, squabbles and loyal friendships that unfold in her affectionate letters to her 'dear childhood friend' Robert. Warm, witty and perfectly observed, Henrietta's War brings to life a sparkling community of determined troupers who pull together to fight the good fight with patriotic fervour and good humour. Henrietta's War is part of The Bloomsbury Group, a new library of books from the early twentieth-century chosen by readers for readers.

The War Time Journal Of A Georgia Girl 1864 1865

Author : Eliza Frances Andrews
ISBN : 080325931X
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In the fall of 1864 General Sherman and his army cut a ruinous swath across Georgia, and outraged Southerners steeled themselves for defeat. Threatened by the approach of the Union army, young Eliza Frances Andrews and her sister Metta fled from their home in Washington, Georgia, to comparative safety in the southwestern part of the state. The daughter of a prominent judge who disapproved of secession, Eliza kept a diary that fully registers the anger and despair of Confederate citizens during the last months of the Civil War. Traveling across Georgia, Eliza observes Sherman’s devastation. A lively social life is maintained at her eldest sister’s plantation, where she and Metta take refuge, but Eliza’s sense of doom is clear. Rumors are rife—the fall of Richmond, the surrender of General Lee, the imminent approach of the Yankees. On returning to the family home, she sees the Old South crumble before her eyes. The War-Time Journal of a Georgia Girl depicts the chaos and tumult of a period when invaders and freed slaves swarmed in the streets, starved and beaten soldiers asked for food at houses with little or none, and currency was worthless. Eliza’s agony is complicated by political differences with her beloved father. Edited and first published nearly a half century after the Civil War, her diary is a passionate firsthand record.

The Diary Of A Provincial Lady

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 1549732307
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This collection includes all five books of "Provincial Lady" series:THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY THE PROVINCIAL LADY GOES FURTHER THE PROVINCIAL LADY IN AMERICA THE PROVINCIAL LADY IN RUSSIA THE PROVINCIAL LADY IN WARTIME

Late And Soon

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 9781448202720
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The novel is set in the West of England, over the course of one week in January 1942. Set against the background of a decaying English country-house tradition, the story follows Valentine Arbell and her two daughters, as they struggle to stand up for their existing lifestyle. Primarily a drama of character, events move swiftly under the compulsion of war conditions, and decisions are forced upon them all.

The Provincial Lady In America

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 1444831895
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Following the success of her literary efforts, The Provincial Lady abandons the daily domestic grind of leaking ceilings and dead rodents in the bathroom for a publicity trip to America. Though initially nervous - as Miss S. of the Post-Office sagely advises, the country is, after all, A Long Way Off - she takes the plunge and sets off. From mixing with the literati to negotiating an unaccustomed number of bath-taps, rebuffing assumptions about England's perpetual fog to visiting her first night-club, our heroine determinedly immerses herself in both living, and providing wry commentary upon, the American Way.

The Messalina Of The Suburbs Based On A True Story

Author : E. M. Delafield
ISBN : 9788026841777
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Messalina of the Suburbs (Based on a True Story)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Messalina of the Suburbs (1924) - dedicated to Delafield's best friend 'Rose', (Dr Margaret Posthuma), is based on a famous murder case, in which Edith Thompson was convicted and hanged in 1923 as an accomplice of her lover Bywaters who attacked and killed her husband. Although she was certainly shocked and astonished by the attack, her letters to Bywaters describe her repeated attempts to poison her husband. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

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