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E.M. Delafield (1890–1943)

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(eng) Please note the following distinctions, and try to keep the single-story separate from the omnibus editions which contain several "Provincial Lady" stories.
Single Story:
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 1844085228)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion, 1853753688)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Remploy, 0706610342)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Chicago, 0897330536)
Omnibus Edition (contains 4 stories):
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 0860685225)
The Provincial Lady (Macmillan, pre-ISBN)


Verk av E.M. Delafield

Diary of a Provincial Lady (1930) 1,089 exemplar
Consequences (1919) 206 exemplar
The Way Things Are (1927) 187 exemplar
Thank Heaven Fasting (1932) 178 exemplar
The Provincial Lady in America (1934) 173 exemplar
The Provincial Lady in Wartime (1940) 154 exemplar
The War-Workers (1918) 46 exemplar
Tension (1920) 43 exemplar
Late and Soon (1943) 37 exemplar
Faster! Faster! (1936) 24 exemplar
No One Now Will Know (1941) 21 exemplar
Messalina of the Suburbs (1920) 19 exemplar
Nothing Is Safe (1937) 16 exemplar
Gay Life (1933) 16 exemplar
The Optimist (2009) 16 exemplar
Humbug (1922) 15 exemplar
The Heel of Achilles (1921) 15 exemplar
Challenge To Clarissa (1931) 11 exemplar
Mrs. Harter (1924) 10 exemplar
First Love (1928) 10 exemplar
Turn Back the Leaves (1930) 10 exemplar
Zella Sees Herself (2012) 9 exemplar
Jill (1926) 8 exemplar
Women Are Like That (1929) 7 exemplar
The chip and the block, (1925) 7 exemplar
Three Marriages (1939) 6 exemplar
General Impressions (1933) 6 exemplar
When Women Love (1938) 5 exemplar
The Pelicans (1918) 5 exemplar
The Suburban Young Man (1928) 4 exemplar
Love has no Resurrection, and Other Stories — Författare — 3 exemplar
The Entertainment (1927) 3 exemplar
To See Ourselves (1932) 2 exemplar
Famous plays of 1931 (1931) 2 exemplar
The Tortoise [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
O Tempora! O Mores! [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Incidental [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
And Never the Twain Shall Meet [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Reflex Action [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Holiday Group [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
They Don't Wear Labels [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Terminus [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Reparation [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Threshold of Eternity [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Waiting Lady [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Philistine [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
My Son Had Nothing on His Mind [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Gwen [short story] 1 exemplar
Hukutav naine 1 exemplar
Love Has No Resurrection [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
O.K. for Story [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
It's All Too Difficult [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
Bluff [short work] 1 exemplar
Opportunity [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Girl Who Told the Truth [short story] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Other Poor Chap [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Reason [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar
The Indispensable Woman [short work] — Författare — 1 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Dashwood, Edmee Elizabeth Monica
Andra namn
de la Pasture, Edmee Elizabeth Monica (birth name)
Kentisbeare churchyard, Devon, England, UK
Steyning, Sussex, England, UK
England, UK
Kentisbeare, Devon, England, UK
Malay States
Llandogo, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
short story writer
book reviewer
de la Pasture, Elizabeth Lydia Rosabelle (mother)
Dashwood, R. M. (daughter)
Clifford, Hugh (stepfather)
Voluntary Aid Detachment
Time and Tide
Women's Institute
Kort biografi
E.M. Delafield was the pen name of Edmee Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture, born in Steyning, Sussex, England, the daughter of well-known novelist Elizabeth Bonham and her husband Count Henry Philip Ducarel de la Pasture. Delafield was educated by French governesses and attended several boarding schools, followed by nine months as a postulant nun in a convent in Belgium. She worked with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during World War I, and these experiences formed the basis of her first novel, Zella Sees Herself, published in 1917. She continued to publish one or two novels every year until her death. She is best known for the bestselling series The Diary of a Provincial Lady and its sequels. She also was an important contributor of book reviews, sketches, and short stories to Time and Tide magazine. In 1919, she married Colonel Arthur Paul Dashwood, an engineer, and they spent two years living in the Malay States before returning to live in an old house in Kentisbeare, Devonshire. The couple had two children, and Delafield served as president of the Kentisbeare Women's Institute for the the rest of her life. Her daughter Rosamund Dashwood published Provincial Daughter, a continuation of Delafield's popular series of books, in 1961.
Please note the following distinctions, and try to keep the single-story separate from the omnibus editions which contain several "Provincial Lady" stories.
Single Story:
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 1844085228)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion, 1853753688)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Remploy, 0706610342)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Chicago, 0897330536)
Omnibus Edition (contains 4 stories):
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 0860685225)
The Provincial Lady (Macmillan, pre-ISBN)



2nd in the Provincial Lady Series
JimandMary69 | 9 andra recensioner | Aug 18, 2023 |
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, but over 90 years ago!
booksinbed | 37 andra recensioner | Jul 25, 2023 |
4.5★ I loved this -- in part because I like almost all the English satires of the period between the 2 World Wars. But this thinly disguised memoir wouldn't be the classic it is if it didn't contain commentary & queries about situations women face in other times & places. While problems with servants, lack of money (relatively speaking!), and the Women's Institute are not universal, who hasn't had the experience of someone saying something unpleasant, then "Think of several rather tart and witty rejoinders to this, but unfortunately not until Lady B.'s Bentley has taken her away."

One question which occurred frequently was about why societal conventions & common politeness require adults to lie so often: "Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her..."; in reply to an old school friend asking to stay for a few nights: "Reply that we shall be delighted to see her, and what a lot we shall have to talk about, after all these years! (This, I find on reflection, is not true, but cannot re-write letter on that account)."; The Vicar's wife has had a picture postcard from her (which she produces from bag), with small cross marking bedroom window of hotel. She says, It's rather interesting, isn't it? to which I reply Yes, it is, which is not in the least true."

This juxtaposition of the conventional polite behavior and the true thoughts of the author is the source of much of the humor.
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leslie.98 | 17 andra recensioner | Jun 27, 2023 |
I enjoyed reading this book in which the narrator is self-deprecating while dealing with life events that we all must have at some point: expenditures greater than income; unruly children (with occasional showing of good manners); want for fulfillment; poor domestic outcomes; and trying to keep up pretenses when classes are valued. The narrator tries to balance honesty with civility which is very difficult at times. The lens through which this diary is written finds humor even when life isn't what was expected.… (mer)
Kimberlyhi | 37 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2023 |



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