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The Provincial Lady in London
The Provincial Lady in London | E. M. Delafield
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The provincial lady finds an apartment in London, visits nightclubs and casinos, and meets the intellectuals and eccentrics of London society
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The #weeklyforecast shows the Windowsill of Optimism looking even more optimistic than last week 😂 I will definitely be finishing the tagged book, & I actually finished Shelter in Place yesterday. Tomorrow starts the #BacklistReadathon so I am hoping to check off some of Sherryl Woods's Chesapeake Shores series, as well as my other #LMPBC book for this month, Girls Made of Snow & Glass. As always...we will see how far we get!!
@Cinfhen @Clwojick

Cinfhen Your shelf is looking a little fuller 😅♥️🙌🏻 2mo
Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 But also!!!!!!! Can‘t wait to see your review for The One. Loved the idea behind it. 🖤 2mo
MeganAnn I really enjoyed Girls Made of Snow and Glass! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - Isn't that weird?? I swear I'm reading books every week 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - It sounds so intriguing!!! I don't know when I'll get it to it, but one of these days! 😂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @MeganAnn - I'm looking forward to it!!! 2mo
persephone1408 @TheAromaofBooks Hey Sarah. Just an fyi, I hvent started your book yet. It was late getting here and I'm already reading the stolen heir. I'll start it when I finish but Idk if ill be done by the end of February. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @persephone1408 - No worries!!! As long as I get it back someday, I'm all good haha Thank you for keeping me updated!! 1mo
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Second in a series. I enjoy Delafield‘s writing and dry sense of humor. And her books give a fascinating picture of the life of an upper middle class English family between the wars. But I didn‘t connect with this book as much as I did the first one. I‘m not sure why… perhaps because her writing style was already familiar to me so I didn‘t find it as novel and refreshing. But still a fun read!
Headed to you next @TheAromaofBooks #LMPBC #GroupH

Chrissyreadit I‘m glad you liked it! 2mo
AsYouWish Yay!!!💙💙💙💙 2mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! 2mo
Cinfhen Lighthearted fiction is a great form I need to explore more of!! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'll be on the lookout!! 2mo
mabell I think that has been the consensus on this one! I curious what the third book is like. 2mo
julieclair @mabell So am I. I definitely plan to read it at some point, because I‘m quite interested to hear her impressions of America. 2mo
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Still enjoyed the wit, but I didn‘t find it quite as sparkling as the first. The financial indiscretions continue 😆😆

It should almost be to you @Chrissyreadit , it went out a few days ago. 😄

#LMPBC #GroupH

Photo of my shelf copy because I forgot to take a photo before I sent it 🤦‍♀️

Chrissyreadit The book pouch was for you 😆 I will send it back…. 4mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit How sweet, thank you! I thought it was a traveling book pouch 😆😄 4mo
mabell I just realized I forgot to tag you! @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to this one, although the financial indiscretions sometimes stress me out 😂 4mo
Chrissyreadit @mabell @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks I‘m struggling to engage and find myself skimming- so it‘s still not done. I‘m not sure why but it doesn‘t feel as “charming” and full disclosure- I‘ve been not feeling well since Friday so could be related to that. I can try one mor time or just mail tomorrow. I‘m so sorry! Thoughts? 3mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit No problem at all! These are supposed to be happy, and if this one isn‘t making you happy, no need to keep reading! 3mo
mabell @Chrissyreadit I do agree with your assessment that it doesn‘t feel as charming. Not quite as fun as the first. 3mo
julieclair @Chrissyreadit I'm next in line, & I'm out of town until Sunday, so there's no pressure to mail it right away. So if you want to try again, that's totally fine. On the other hand, if you want to just DNF it & be done, I totally get that too. Whatever feels right to you. As @mabell says, these are meant to be happy reads! 😉 Sorry you are feeling poorly. Hope you get over it quickly. So many germs floating around these days. 🤢😝 @TheAromaofBooks 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for keeping me in the loop!! While I try to read the books in a timely manner, I'm not super stressed about this group because I know you are all reliable enough to pass them on as soon as you can!!! @julieclair didn't get to finish Frederica and I feel bad, because Julie you could have kept it longer if you needed to!!!! @Chrissyreadit 3mo
julieclair @TheAromaofBooks No worries! I knew we were heading out of town (we're on a cruise) and there was no way I'd get it finished. It's back on my TBR, and I'll catch up with it at some point. I just love reading with you all... our little group is thoughtful and kind. 💙@chrissyreadit @mabell 3mo
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Would we like to continue the Provincial Lady‘s adventures? If not, I can pull more options from my shelves. 😊

#GroupH #LMPBC

julieclair Yes! 😃 6mo
Chrissyreadit Sounds great! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm totally on board with this!! 5mo
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I love The Diary of a Provincial Lady and I‘m a bit surprised that it‘s taken me this long to pick up the next volume in the series.

This is the American title for The Provincial Lady Goes Further but I HAD to have this 1933 edition when I saw the fantastic deco-ish cover art. Right??


MsMelissa That is a most excellent cover 😊 Have you read this one? I‘ve had it forever but it remains unread 3y
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa I haven‘t! The authors‘ names are so similar. 😮 3y
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa Wait! But I do have this one waiting on my shelves 3y
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MsMelissa Ha ha! Oops 😬 3y
Leftcoastzen Lovely edition! 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Absolutely! 3y
catebutler This is beautiful, Leah!! 3y
KVanRead That‘s a fantastic cover! 3y
Ruthiella No question-it was a must purchase! 3y
batsy Yup! 😍😍 3y
emilyhaldi Absolutely you did! 3y
kspenmoll Wonderful cover!!! 3y
UwannaPublishme 😍👍🏻 3y
CarolynM It's beautiful 😍 3y
KarenUK So pretty 😍 3y
charl08 Wow. Love that edition. Such a brilliant writer. 3y
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I created this #TBRBingo in August 2017, and this morning, I finally finished the last book! I'm greatly enjoying this sense of accomplishment, while simultaneously planning my next bingo card. 😃

LibLib How do you reward yourself when you complete the bingo squares? I hope it's more books 😋 4y
smilingshelves @LibLib I honestly haven't given a reward any thought, but I like the way you think! 😄 4y
BucklingBookshelves 🎉🎉🎉 I‘ve toyed with the idea of something like this — even maybe just a “high priority TBR” list but I‘m sooooo terrible at sticking to anything like that — regardless of how fun making the list is! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
smilingshelves @BucklingBookshelves Let's all take note that it took me almost two years to finish mine. 😆 For my next round, I'm thinking of doing categories, like the color of the book cover, or genre, or the year it was added to my Goodreads TBR. That way it can be based on mood reading, too. 4y
twohectobooks Bravo! 4y
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A hoot. In this installment our provincial lady find that being a published writer isn't all it's cracked up to be, send her daughter to school to the horror of the neighbors, holidays abroad with limited success and dodges the bank with her usual humour and aplomb. Fun and funny

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New books from this week! Some via gift card, some preorders, some just because!

MrBook Great stack! 7y
LauraBrook @MrBook Thanks! 7y
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