"Am disconcerted, at breakfast, to recieve letter from old school friend saying What am I doing with My Brain these days, and isn’t it a Pity to Let It All Go? Know what she means but am very angry nevertheless, and lose myself thinking out some really telling replies."
So begins "Provincial Daughter" by R. M. Dashwood, who is indeed E. M Delafields daughter and brings to her rather wonderful follow up to her Mothers laugh out loud funny
Go slather soda bread in salty butter, make a cafetiere of something strong, wrap yourself in a
It truly is that daft.
Thank you for talking about this book as I just finished reading the other one last night. Quite delightful and I look forward to reading Provincia's Daughter.
If you like this type of book, and who doesn't?!, then can I suggest you look for Persephone Books from Amazon.co.uk and search by publisher, then just read the ratings and choose! – or visit the Persephone web site. There are some fabulous vintage books published by this company all beautifully reproduced and illustrated, including:
Mariana by Monica Dickens, set in the 30's and full of lovely vintage details, country houses, life in Kensington etc
How to Run Your Home Without Help,
A 40's housewife guide to coping without servants!
Plus many others too many to mention.
Yep! got this one too! how spookily alike our bookcases must be! better still I got mine for around a pound at that cheapie book shop "the works"
Oh thank you for the delicious sounding book suggestion.
The Provincial Lady books are some of my favorite. I had no idea her daughter had Taken Up The Torch. Delightful blog, I'm glad I found you.