by E.M. Delafield
So, so hilarious. Written in the style of Bridget Jones’s Diary, but first published in 1931. For example, a discussion with her husband about a recent visit to their child’s school:
“Discover strong tendency to exchange with fellow-parents exactly the same remarks as last year, and the year before that. Speak of this to Robert, who returns no answer. Perhaps he is afraid of repeating himself? This suggests Query: Does Robert, perhaps, take in what I say even when he makes no reply?”
This is my very favorite brand of humor, wry and biting about the trials of everyday life. I see myself reading this over and over again.
This was only available through Interlibrary Loan a few months ago, but the library has just acquired a single volume that also incorporates The Provincial Lady Goes Further, The Provincial Lady in America, and The Provincial Lady in Wartime.
Happy holiday reading!