E M Delafield - Author

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E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) is the author of numerous novels. THE DIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADY began as a weekly column in THE TIME AND TIDE.

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Greatest Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated Edition)

Greatest Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated Edition)

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "e;The Greatest Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated Edition)"e;. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. CONTENTS:PROVINCIAL LADY SERIESThe Diary of a Provincial LadyThe Provincial Lady Goes FurtherThe Provincial Lady in AmericaThe Provincial Lady in RussiaThe Provincial Lady in WartimeNOVELSZella Sees HerselfThe War-WorkersConsequencesTensionThe Heel of AchillesHumbug: A Study in EducationMessalina of the SuburbsGay LifeGeneral ImpressionsLate and SoonSHORT STORIESThe Bond of UnionLost in TransmissionTime Work WondersThe Hotel ChildThe Gallant Little LadyImpasseThe AppealThe PhilistinePLAYSThe First StoneTo See Ourselves. A Domestic Comedy in Three ActsE. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author. She is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

E. M. Delafield Boxed Set - 6 Novels in One Edition

E. M. Delafield Boxed Set - 6 Novels in One Edition

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

"e;Zella Sees Herself"e; (1915) - Zella is a beautiful orphan who must come to terms with her mother's death in a largely hostile world. The Novel is largely autobiographical and the first written work of E. M. Delafield. "e;The War-Workers"e; (1918) - The travails of working in a Supply Depot under the tyrannical control of Charmain Vivian, who meets her match in a newly arrived clergyman's daughter Grace Jones. "e;Consequences"e; (1919) - A young woman entering a convent. Its heroine, Alex Clare, refuses to marry the only young man to make her an offer of marriage, and, finding herself regarded as a failure by society, must resort to convent life. "e;Tension"e; (1920) - Pauline Marchrose is a successful candidate, a woman claiming to be 28 but probably in her early thirties, when women are only beginning to fight for their rights and for equal opportunities. "e;The Heel of Achilles"e; (1921) - A middle-class young woman Lydia Raymond who intends to marry "e;above her"e; during the first world war in England while her daughter Jane rebels against her. "e;Humbug: A Study in Education"e; (1922) - The protagonist Lilly is a charming character who in spite of believing in the goodness of things is bogged down by her family and society to conform. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author. She is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

THE PROVINCIAL LADY SERIES - All 5 Novels in One Edition (Complete Edition)

THE PROVINCIAL LADY SERIES - All 5 Novels in One Edition (Complete Edition)

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "e;THE PROVINCIAL LADY SERIES - All 5 Novels in One Edition (Complete Edition)"e;. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author and is best known for her largely witty and autobiographical Provincial Lady Series, which took the form of a journal. CONTENTS:The Diary of a Provincial LadyThe Provincial Lady Goes FurtherThe Provincial Lady in AmericaThe Provincial Lady in Russia (I Visit The Soviets)The Provincial Lady in Wartime

The Provincial Lady

The Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A special edition of The Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. The Provincial Lady should lead a charmed, upper-middle class life in her Devonshire village but with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. Delightfully witty, the Provincial Lady was the Bridget Jones of the 1930s, documenting the chaotic peculiarities of everyday life with wonderful wit and humour. This abridged edition takes the very best extracts from her first two `diaries' and presents them as one brilliantly comic novel.

Zella Sees Herself

Zella Sees Herself

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

The Pelicans

The Pelicans

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

Messalina of the Suburbs

Messalina of the Suburbs

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Humbug A Study in Education

Humbug A Study in Education

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Heel of Achilles

The Heel of Achilles

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield, Christina Hardyment Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

E. M. Delafield's largely autobiographical novel takes the form of a journal written by an upper-middle-class lady living in a Devonshire village. Written with humour, this charming novel is full of the peculiarities of daily life. The Provincial Lady of the title attempts to avoid disaster and prevent chaos from descending upon her household. But with a husband reluctant to do anything but doze behind The Times, mischievous children and trying servants, it's a challenge keeping up appearances on an inadequate income, particularly in front of the infuriating and haughty Lady Boxe. As witty and delightful today as when it was first published in 1930, Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel and an acknowledged classic. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift-editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Delphi Collected Works of E. M. Delafield US (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of E. M. Delafield US (Illustrated)

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

E. M. Delafield was a prolific English author, whose novels are noted for their elegant and sardonic wit and by a refusal to sentimentalise the lives and conditions of her characters. This eBook offers Delafield's early novels, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Delafield's life and works* Concise introductions to the major novels* 8 novels, with individual contents tables* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the textsPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsZELLA SEES HERSELFTHE WAR WORKERSTHE PELICANSCONSEQUENCESTENSIONTHE HEEL OF ACHILLESHUMBUGTHE OPTIMISTPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Delphi Collected Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated)

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

E. M. Delafield was a prolific English author, best known for her largely autobiographical 'Diary of a Provincial Lady', which took the form of a journal of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living in a Devon village of the 1930's. Delafield's novels are noted for their elegant and sardonic wit and by a refusal to sentimentalise the lives and conditions of her characters. This comprehensive eBook presents Delafield's collected works, with numerous illustrations, many rare novels appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Delafield's life and works* Concise introductions to the major novels* 22 novels, with individual contents tables* Includes novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including MRS HARTER, CHALLENGE TO CLARISSA and NOTHING IS SAFE* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the texts* Rare short story collections* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories* Includes Delafield's rare non-fiction work on Nazism - PEOPLE YOU LOVE, available in no other collection* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsZELLA SEES HERSELFTHE WAR WORKERSTHE PELICANSCONSEQUENCESTENSIONTHE HEEL OF ACHILLESHUMBUGTHE OPTIMISTMRS. HARTERMESSALINA OF THE SUBURBSTHE WAY THINGS AREDIARY OF A PROVINCIAL LADYCHALLENGE TO CLARISSATHANK HEAVEN FASTINGTHE PROVINCIAL LADY GOES FURTHERGAY LIFETHE PROVINCIAL LADY IN AMERICAFASTER! FASTER!NOTHING IS SAFETHE PROVINCIAL LADY IN WARTIMENO ONE NOW WILL KNOWLATE AND SOONThe Shorter FictionTHE PHILISTINE: A STORYWOMEN ARE LIKE THATLOVE HAS NO RESURRECTION AND OTHER STORIESThe Short StoriesLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe PlayTO SEE OURSELVES: A DOMESTIC COMEDY IN THREE ACTSThe Non-FictionGENERAL IMPRESSIONSPEOPLE YOU LOVEPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Humbug A Study in Education

Humbug A Study in Education

Author: E M Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

The Heel of Achilles

The Heel of Achilles

Author: E M Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Messalina of the Suburbs

Messalina of the Suburbs

Author: E M Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Pelicans

The Pelicans

Author: E M Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Zella Sees Herself

Zella Sees Herself

Author: E M Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Collected Works of E. M. Delafield: The Complete Provincial Lady Series, 15 Novels, Short Story Collections & Plays (Illustrated)

Collected Works of E. M. Delafield: The Complete Provincial Lady Series, 15 Novels, Short Story Collections & Plays (Illustrated)

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Collected Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author. She is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen. TABLE OF CONTENTSPROVINCIAL LADY SERIESThe Diary of a Provincial LadyThe Provincial Lady Goes FurtherThe Provincial Lady in AmericaThe Provincial Lady in RussiaThe Provincial Lady in WartimeNOVELSZella Sees HerselfThe War-WorkersConsequencesTensionThe Heel of AchillesHumbug: A Study in EducationMessalina of the SuburbsGay LifeGeneral ImpressionsLate and SoonSHORT STORIESThe Bond of UnionLost in TransmissionTime Work WondersThe Hotel ChildThe Gallant Little LadyImpasseThe AppealThe PhilistinePLAYSThe First StoneTo See Ourselves. A Domestic Comedy in Three Acts

E. M. Delafield Premium Collection: 6 Novels in One Volume

E. M. Delafield Premium Collection: 6 Novels in One Volume

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;E. M. Delafield Premium Collection: 6 Novels in One Volume"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "e;Zella Sees Herself"e; (1915) - Zella is a beautiful orphan who must come to terms with her mother's death in a largely hostile world. The Novel is largely autobiographical and the first written work of E. M. Delafield. "e;The War-Workers"e; (1918) - The travails of working in a Supply Depot under the tyrannical control of Charmain Vivian, who meets her match in a newly arrived clergyman's daughter Grace Jones. "e;Consequences"e; (1919) - A young woman entering a convent. Its heroine, Alex Clare, refuses to marry the only young man to make her an offer of marriage, and, finding herself regarded as a failure by society, must resort to convent life. "e;Tension"e; (1920) - Pauline Marchrose is a successful candidate, a woman claiming to be 28 but probably in her early thirties, when women are only beginning to fight for their rights and for equal opportunities. "e;The Heel of Achilles"e; (1921) - A middle-class young woman Lydia Raymond who intends to marry "e;above her"e; during the first world war in England while her daughter Jane rebels against her. "e;Humbug: A Study in Education"e; (1922) - The protagonist Lilly is a charming character who in spite of believing in the goodness of things is bogged down by her family and society to conform. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author. She is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Provincial Lady Complete Series - All 5 Novels With Original Illustrations: The Diary of a Provincial Lady, The Provincial Lady Goes Further, The Provincial Lady in America, The Provincial Lady in Rus

Provincial Lady Complete Series - All 5 Novels With Original Illustrations: The Diary of a Provincial Lady, The Provincial Lady Goes Further, The Provincial Lady in America, The Provincial Lady in Rus

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Provincial Lady Complete Series - All 5 Novels With Original Illustrations"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Provincial Lady series is guaranteed to make you laugh by its witty take on the foibles of a young upper middle-class English woman living mostly in a Devon village of the 1930s. Excerpt: "e;November 7th.-Plant the indoor bulbs. Just as I am in the middle of them, Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her, and beg her to sit down while I just finish the bulbs. Lady B. makes determined attempt to sit down in armchair where I have already placed two bulb-bowls and the bag of charcoal, is headed off just in time, and takes the sofa."e; (The Diary of a Provincial Lady) E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author and is best known for her largely witty and autobiographical Provincial Lady Series, which took the form of a journal. TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Diary of a Provincial Lady The Provincial Lady Goes Further The Provincial Lady in America The Provincial Lady in Russia (I Visit The Soviets) The Provincial Lady in Wartime

Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations): Humorous Classic From the Renowned Author of Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are

Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations): Humorous Classic From the Renowned Author of Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Unabridged Edition With Original Illustrations)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. When the editor of Time and Tide wanted some light "e;middles"e;, preferably in serial form, E. M. Delafield promised to think of something to submit'. It was thus, in 1930, that her most popular and enduring work Diary of a Provincial Lady was written. This largely autobiographical novel which took the form of a journal of the life of an upper-middle class Englishwoman living mostly in a Devon village of the 1930s is a humorous account of a house-wife and a mother who juggles her life at home and yet goes on to successfully publish her first book. Excerpt: "e;November 7th.-Plant the indoor bulbs. Just as I am in the middle of them, Lady Boxe calls. I say, untruthfully, how nice to see her, and beg her to sit down while I just finish the bulbs. Lady B. makes determined attempt to sit down in armchair where I have already placed two bulb-bowls and the bag of charcoal, is headed off just in time, and takes the sofa."e; (The Diary of a Provincial Lady) E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Provincial Lady Goes Further (Illustrated Edition): A Humorous Tale - Satirical Sequel to The Diary of a Provincial Lady From the Famous Author of Thank Heaven Fasting & The Way Things Are

Provincial Lady Goes Further (Illustrated Edition): A Humorous Tale - Satirical Sequel to The Diary of a Provincial Lady From the Famous Author of Thank Heaven Fasting & The Way Things Are

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Provincial Lady Goes Further (Illustrated Edition)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "e;June 9th.--Life takes on entirely new aspect, owing to astonishing and unprecedented success of minute and unpretentious literary effort, published last December, and--incredibly--written by myself. Reactions of family and friends to this unforeseen state of affairs most interesting and varied."e; (The Provincial Lady Goes Further) In continuation with the "e;The Diary of a Provincial Lady"e; this autographical work traces the further humorous account of the protagonist after receiving a large royalty check from her former book. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Gay Life (The Cote d'Azur Stories During Jazz Age): Satirical Novel of French Riviera Lifestyle

Gay Life (The Cote d'Azur Stories During Jazz Age): Satirical Novel of French Riviera Lifestyle

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

Set in the Cote d'Azur, Hilary and Angie Moon have to live on their wits and her beauty. This novel is a light satirical take on the residents and guests of a Hotel on the French Riviera who have their own strength and flaws and must come to terms with their lives, age and romance over the course of a typical summer. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen. Excerpt: "e;Maman, j'ai rate l'autobus!"e; The shimmering heat-haze of the afternoon seemed to quiver as the shrill, lamentable announcement of this disaster broke into the silence that lay over the deserted terrace of the Hotel."e; (The Gay Life)

Messalina of the Suburbs (Based on a Real-Life Murder Case): Thriller Based on a True Story From the Renowned Author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way

Messalina of the Suburbs (Based on a Real-Life Murder Case): Thriller Based on a True Story From the Renowned Author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

Messalina of the Suburbs is based on a famous murder case, in which Edith Thompson was convicted and hanged in 1923 as an accomplice of her lover Bywaters who attacked and killed her husband. Although she was certainly shocked and astonished by the attack, her letters to Bywaters describe her repeated attempts to poison her husband. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Late and Soon (NOVEL & 8 SHORT STORIES): From the Renowned Author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady and The Way Things Are, Including The Bond of Union, Lost in Transmission & Time Work Wonders

Late and Soon (NOVEL & 8 SHORT STORIES): From the Renowned Author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady and The Way Things Are, Including The Bond of Union, Lost in Transmission & Time Work Wonders

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Late and Soon (A Novel & 8 Short Stories)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt:"e;The rain, slanting and silver, drove lightly across the terrace and down the grassy hollows of the park where nettles and docks and bramble bushes grew freely amongst the clumps of yellow gorse."e; (Late and Soon)"e;Late and Soon"e; (1943) - It is the story of Valentine Arbell, a widowed chatelaine and her two daughters living in a large country house. One of her daughters, Primrose has an affair with Valentine's former admirer Rory, but Rory rekindles his passion for Valentine. Set against the backdrop of imminent second World War in 1942, each character has to face a difficult decision that will change their lives forever. Along with 8 other short stories this edition shows the more evolved side of the author E. M. Delafield. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen. TABLE OF CONTENTSNOVELLate and SoonSHORT STORIESThe Bond of UnionLost in TransmissionTime Work WondersThe Hotel ChildThe Gallant Little LadyImpasseThe AppealThe Philistine: A Story

War-Workers & Consequences: Two Novels From the Renowned Author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are

War-Workers & Consequences: Two Novels From the Renowned Author of The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Thank Heaven Fasting, Faster! Faster! & The Way Things Are

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The War-Workers & Consequences"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "e;The War-Workers"e; (1918) - The travails of working in a Supply Depot under the tyrannical control of Charmain Vivian, who meets her match in a newly arrived clergyman's daughter Grace Jones. "e;Consequences"e; (1919) - A young woman entering a convent. Its heroine, Alex Clare, refuses to marry the only young man to make her an offer of marriage, and, finding herself regarded as a failure by society, must resort to convent life. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author who is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen.

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

It was thus in 1930 that Delafield's most popular and enduring work _The Diary of a Provincial Lady_ was born. This largely autobiographical novel substituted the names of "e;Robin"e; and "e;Vicky"e; for her own children, Lionel and Rosamund.

The War-Workers - War College Series

The War-Workers - War College Series

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2015

The Optimist - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Optimist - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Zella Sees Herself... - Scholar's Choice Edition

Zella Sees Herself... - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2015

Messalina of the Suburbs - Scholar's Choice Edition

Messalina of the Suburbs - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2015

The War-Workers

The War-Workers

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2014

The Diary of a Provincial Lady

The Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

'January 22nd - Robert startles me at breakfast by asking if my cold - which he has hitherto ignored - is better. I reply that it has gone. Then why, he asks, do I look like that? Feel that life is wholly unendurable, and decide madly to get a new hat' It's not easy being a Provincial Lady in Devonshire in the 1920s, juggling a grumpy husband, mischievous children and a host of domestic dilemmas - from rice mould to a petulant cook. But this Provincial Lady will not be defeated; not by wayward flower bulbs, not by unexpected houseguests, not even by the Blitz. She will continue to preside over the W.I., endure rain-drenched family picnics and succeed as a published author, all the while tending to her strawberries. The Diary of a Provincial Lady is a brilliantly observed comic novel, as funny and fresh today as when it was first written. Widely regarded as one of the funniest English authors and an heir to Jane Austen, E.M. Delafield was born in Sussex in 1890. She took the name Delafield to distinguish herself from her mother (De la Pasture), also a novelist, and wrote over 30 books which could be 'as laugh-out-loud funny as PG Wodehouse' before her death in 1943.

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield, Nicola Beauman Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Late and Soon

Late and Soon

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2013

The novel is set in the West of England, over the course of one week in January 1942. Set against the background of a decaying English country-house tradition, the story follows Valentine Arbell and her two daughters, as they struggle to stand up for their existing lifestyle. Primarily a drama of character, events move swiftly under the compulsion of war conditions, and decisions are forced upon them all.

Thank Heaven Fasting

Thank Heaven Fasting

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

She could never, looking backwards, remember a time when she had not known that a woman's failure or success in life depended entirely upon whether or not she succeeded in getting a husband When in the company of a young man a dutiful daughter should immediately assume an air of fresh, sparkling enjoyment. She should not speak of being friends with him-a young man is either eligible or he is not-and never, but never, should she get herself talked about, for a young girl who does so is doomed. Men may dance with her, or flirt with her, but they don't propose. It would be quite a coup for a girl to find a husband during her first season, but if, God forbid, three seasons pass without success, she must join the ranks of those sad women who are a great embarrassment to society and, above all, to their disappointed mothers . . . With such thoughts in mind, how can Monica fail to look forward to her first ball?

The Way Things Are

The Way Things Are

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/12/2012

'You've never told me about your marriage, Laura?' said Duke Ayland. . . . 'Yes. It's only - I'm very fond of Alfred,' said Laura, taking the plunge and temporarily unaware that almost all wives begin conversations about almost all husbands in precisely the same way Laura has been married for seven years. On those occasions when an after-dinner snooze behind The Times seems preferable to her riveting conversation about their two small sons, Laura dismisses the notion that Alfred does not understand her, reflecting instead that they are what is called happily married. At thirty-four, Laura wonders if she's ever been in love - a ridiculous thing to ask oneself. Then Duke Ayland enters her life and that vexing question refuses to remain unanswered . . . With Laura, beset by perplexing decisions about the supper menu, the difficulties of appeasing Nurse, and the necessity of maintaining face within the small village of Quinnerton, E.M. Delafield created her first Provincial Lady . And in the poignancy of Laura's doubts about her marriage, she presents a dilemma which many women will recognise.

Faster! Faster!

Faster! Faster!

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2012

'Faster! Faster!' is a novel that tells of the mid-life crisis of Claudia Winsloe, who finds herself trapped by the dual responsibilities of her career and her family. The harder she pushes herself the more she becomes out of touch and increasingly isolated.

The Provincial Lady Goes Further, (fully Illustrated)

The Provincial Lady Goes Further, (fully Illustrated)

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/12/2011

No One Now Will Know

No One Now Will Know

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2011

In 1910-1914, Callie Lempriere is sent home from Barbados, where she attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her family, the death of her mother and the 'exile' of her Uncle Lucy. 'No One Now Will Know' looks at three generations of the Lempriere family from the 1890's to 1939. Delafield shows how the impact of violent emotions and dramatic events leave their mark for life on those who are then young.

The Optimist

The Optimist

Author: E M Delafield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2011

The Optimist

The Optimist

Author: E M Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2009

The British Character

The British Character

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2008

I Visit The Soviets - The Provincial Lady Looks At Russia

I Visit The Soviets - The Provincial Lady Looks At Russia

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2007

The British Character

The British Character

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/11/2006

The Provincial Lady in Wartime

The Provincial Lady in Wartime

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/1986

The World War 2 has begun, and the provincial lady must cope with gas masks, evacuated relatives, and canteen service.

I Visit the Soviets The Provincial Lady in Russia

I Visit the Soviets The Provincial Lady in Russia

Author: E. M. Delafield Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/1985

A provincial lady slogs through the mud of a collective farm, copes with Soviet trains and hotels and rubs shoulders with robust citizens, at a public beach.

The Diary Of A Provincial Lady

The Diary Of A Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield, Jilly Cooper Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/1984

Behind this rather prim title lies the hilarious fictional diary of a disaster-prone lady of the 1930s, and her attempts to keep her somewhat ramshackle household from falling into chaos: there's her husband Robert, who, when he's not snoozing behind The Times, does everything with grumbling recluctance; her gleefully troublesome children; and a succession of tricky sevants who invariably seem to gain the upper hand. And if her domestic trials are not enough, she must keep up appearances. Particularly with the maddeningly patronising Lady Boxe, whom our Provincial Lady eternally (and unsuccessfully) tries to compete with.

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