Monday, March 29, 2010
The Provincial Lady In America, by E.M. Delafield
As I've mentioned before, I love E.M Delafied's Provincial Lady series. The copy I have here, however, is attributed to E.M. De La Pasture, which Wikipedia explains away with "Edmée Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture (9 June 1890 – 2 December 1943), commonly known as E. M. Delafield"
This one, which I don't think I'd read before, has The Provincial Lady touring America, giving Talks to Groups of Cultivated People, and is as funny as I remember the other books to be. Great voice, but I've been so fixated on reading D.E. Stevenson that for some reason I felt slightly disappointed with my old friend The Provincial Lady for not being Hester Christie.