Diary of an Ordinary Woman 1914-1995

Author(s): Margaret Forster

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This story has drawn extraordinary reviews, and at last the eagerly awaited paperback is available. In her teens, Millicent King begins a journal in which she vividly records the dramas of everyday life in a family touched by the Great War, tragedy and money troubles. âÃÂÃÂBeautifully craftedâÃÂàâÃÂàTelegraph. Margaret Forster presents the 'edited' diary of a woman, born in 1901, whose life spans the twentieth century. On the eve of the Great War, Millicent King begins to keep her journal and vividly records the dramas of everyday life in a family touched by war, tragedy, and money troubles. From bohemian London to Rome in the 1920s her story moves on to social work and the build-up to another war, in which she drives ambulances through the bombed streets of London. Here is twentieth-century woman in close-up coping with the tragedies and upheavals of women's lives from WWI to Greenham Common and beyond. A triumph of resolution and evocation, this is a beautifully observed story of an ordinary woman's life- a narrative where every word rings true.

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' I rushed through this novel and enjoyed it enormously-what she experienced in her very ' ordinariness' was shared by thousands of real women of her generation' Val Hennessey, Daily Mail

' I rushed through this novel and enjoyed it enormously-what she experienced in her very ' ordinariness' was shared by thousands of real women of her generation' Val Hennessey, Daily Mail

Margaret Forster was born in Carlisle in 1938. She is the author of bestselling memoirs, Hidden Lives and Precious Lives, acclaimed biographies of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and of many successful novels, such as Lady's Maid, Private Papers & most recently The Memory Box.

General Fields

  • : 9780099449287
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : March 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margaret Forster
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 416