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9th March 2022

Yesterday we put up an Instagram 'post' about our  three refugee writers, the two who could not leave (Hamburg/Paris) but survived, and the two who did not manage to escape. On the Persephone Post today something completely different: our third frivolous, hot water bottle book. And yet like all the best books it has a serious edge. This is especially true of Diary of a Provincial Lady which is hilarious but has a very dark aspect, and despite the humour is one of the most feminist books you will ever read. This photograph shows EM Delafield during WW1, fifteen years before she began satirising her provincial life.

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