The Diary of A Provincial Lady

The Diary of A Provincial Lady

Book - 2008
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With a cover design by Cath Kidston

Behind this rather prim and proper title lies the hilarious fictional diary of a long-suffering, disaster-prone Devon lady of the 1930s, and her attempts to keep her somewhat ramshackle household from falling into chaos: there's her husband Robert, who, when he's not snoozing behind The Times, does everything with grumbling reluctance; her gleefully troublesome children; and a succession of tricky servants who invariably seem to gain the upper hand. And if her domestic trials were not enough, she must keep up appearances. Particularly with the maddeningly patronising Lady Boxe, whom the Provincial Lady eternally (and unsuccessfully) tries to compete with.

Publisher: London : Virago, 2008.
ISBN: 9781844085224
Branch Call Number: FIC DEL


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hgeng63 Dec 08, 2012

Shows its serialized nature. Had to plow through this. Characters paper-thin.

jaybarksdale Nov 16, 2012

An instant hit in 1930s England, serialized in the magazine Time and Tide. Wry, self-deprecating, very very funny. A bed-side book if ever there was one.

Oct 29, 2011

smart and witty.
Real English humor from 1930th
Must read for all fans of P.G. Wodehouse

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