Shelf-Control #5

Shelf Control is a weekly instalment created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. I love the idea of looking at my own bookshelf and getting excited to read what I already own. Here the little introduction from Bookshelf Fantasies:

Instead of always looking ahead to upcoming new releases, I thought I’d start a weekly feature focusing on already released books that I want to read. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, books that are either on my shelves or on my Kindle!

You can find the original post here.

Title: The Diary of a Provincial Lady

Author: E. M. Delafield

Published: 1930 (My edition is a Virago Modern Classic from 2008, with a Cath Kidston cover to die for)

Length: 172 pages

What it’s about (from Goodreads):

When Diary of a Provincial Lady was first published in 1930, critics on both sides of the Atlantic greeted it with enthusiasm. This charming, delightful and extremely funny book about daily life in a frugal English household was named by booksellers as the out-of-print novel most deserving of republication.

This is a gently self-effacing, dry-witted tale of a long-suffering and disaster-prone Devon lady of the 1930s. A story of provincial social pretensions and the daily inanities of domestic life to rival George Grossmith’s Diary of a Nobody.

How and when I got it:

I bought it from a charity shop a little while ago.

Why I want to read it:

This sounds like a such sweet and fun read, I honestly have no idea why I haven’t read yet because it is just my kind of books!

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