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Diary of a Provincial Lady | E.M. Delafield
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Have finally started making my way through the adventures of a Provincial Lady! This volume has the entire series in it and I've just started the second book.

Ruthiella I‘ve only read the first book. You‘ll have to let us know if the subsequent ones hold up to the first! 5mo
Cathythoughts Yes let us know how it goes .. I‘ll be watching out too 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
batsy Oh, that green Virago 💚 5mo
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LeahBergen What @batsy said! 😍 5mo
vivastory What @leahbergen & @batsy said 👏 5mo
Leftcoastzen Green Virago! Yay! 5mo
quietjenn @Ruthiella @Cathythoughts Finished the second one - very much enjoyed it, although in that one she's marginally successful as an author, so lots of flitting between regular life and literary London life. Next up, she tackles America, which I've heard good things about! 5mo
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This is the 2nd book from my spring Shakespeare & Co “Year of Reading” subscription. The cover explanation/review for why it was chosen is a very true representation of this book. Subscriptions generally do result in receiving books you never would have purchased and this is true for me here. Not to say I didn‘t enjoy it because I did. It was an interesting insight into Delafield‘s life with frequent hilarious asides/observations. 3.5/5

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I spent my morning curled up with this book chuckling and listing all the reasons I am so glad I am not a provincial lady. Definitely need to track down the others books in this series.

LeahBergen Such a favourite of mine!! 💜💚 7mo
Jas16 @LeahBergen It is easy to see why! Already planning which friends need to be gifted copies. 7mo
charl08 Wow, lovely edition. I'm a fan too. 7mo
batsy Fabulous cover! 7mo
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Day 19 of #20Series20Days.

I love E.M. Delafield and especially her Provincial Lady books, a fictionalized series of diaries written by a Devon housewife in the 1930s and 1940s.

Here are a few of my vintage editions (and the first in the series is tagged). 😊


Ruthiella Nice! Like so many series featured in this exercise, I‘ve only read the first one. 😀 1y
Andrew65 Look fun. 1y
Cathythoughts Looks good 👍🏻💕 1y
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There's a 1930club reading challenge going on among some book blogs. Point is to read a book published in 1930. It's inspired me to finally read this classic that @erzascarletbookgasm sent me a while ago.

BarbaraBB Sounds like a great reading challenge 2y
Susannah I have this book on my to-be-read list too. I look forward to knowing what you think of it. 2y
Ruthiella I‘m doing this too! I am currently reading As I Lay Dying. It‘s more like homework than pleasure though. I‘ve only read the first Provincial Lady book and found it delightful!😀 2y
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merelybookish @BarbaraBB Yes! Fun to research what was published in that year. This was already on my shelf so was an easy pick. 🙂 2y
merelybookish @Susannah Will do! It's described on the back as the original Bridget Jones! 😀 2y
merelybookish @Ruthiella haha. Yes, I read that years ago for a class. Didnt hate it but not exactly a fun read. 2y
Susannah Wow! My copy doesn‘t say that. Maybe I‘ll be picking it up sooner than planned. 😍 2y
merelybookish @Susannah it's a pretty good tag line! 2y
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I am an "upgrader" (paperback to hardback, later editions to first edition, etc.) when it comes to books and don't keep multiple copies of one title. I had to keep the paperback on the right because it contains the three other books in this series. ?#SameBookDifferentCover #AprilBookShowers

Sace Both are really lovely! 💗 5y
AJBowers Beautiful edition! 5y
Moray_Reads Both great covers 5y
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LeslieO I like both! 5y
LauraBrook They're both beautiful! I own a totally different version, and I've never seen yours before. #shoppingtripinfuture 5y
Jess_Read_This 💕😍💕Gosh, are these pretty covers!! 5y
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