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Jean Lucey Pratt was born in 1909 in Wembley, Middlesex and lived much of her life in a small cottage on the edge of Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire. She was a trainee architect, she was a publicist, she gardened, she took in lodgers, she read copiously, she wrote criticism, and in later years she ran a bookshop. But above all, she kept track of her life in the most lyrical of ways, from the age of 15 until just a few days before her death in 1986.

Simon Garfield is the author of sixteen acclaimed books of non-fiction including To the Letter, On the Map, Just My Type and Mauve. His study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham prize. www.simongarfield.com

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A Notable Woman The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt by Jean Lucey Pratt, Simon Garfield
A Notable Woman The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt
Jean Lucey Pratt, Simon Garfield
The extraordinary journals chronicling one ordinary woman's life: a fascinating slice of British social history edited and introduced by Simon Garfield. Never before has an account so fully, so honestly and so vividly captured a single woman's journey through the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/04/2016

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