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Notable Woman : The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt (Paperback)

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'Extraordinary. Timeless, funny and utterly absorbing' HILARY MANTEL In April 1925, Jean Lucey Pratt started a journal that she would keep for the rest of her life, producing over a million words in 45 exercise books. For sixty years, no one had an inkling of her diaries' existence, and they have remained unpublished until now. Jean wrote about anything that amused, inspired or troubled her, laying bare her life with aching honesty, infectious humour, indelicate gossip and heartrending hopefulness. She recorded her yearnings and disappointments in love. She documented the loss of a tennis match, her unpredictable driving, catty friends, devoted cats and difficult guests. With Jean we live through the tumult of the Second World War and the fears of a nation. We see Britain hurtling through a period of unbridled transformation and the shifting landscape for women in society. A unique slice of living, breathing British history, Jean's diaries are a revealing chronicle of life in the twentieth century.
Number of Pages: 736
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Literary Collections
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Jean Lucey Pratt
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2016
TCIN: 51643764
UPC: 9781782115724
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-1615
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