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Please note the following distinctions, and try to keep the single-story separate from the omnibus editions which contain several "Provincial Lady" stories.
Single Story:
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 1844085228)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion, 1853753688)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Remploy, 0706610342)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Chicago, 0897330536)
Omnibus Edition (contains 4 stories):
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 0860685225)
The Provincial Lady (Macmillan, pre-ISBN)

Diary of a Provincial Lady 1,005 copies, 33 reviews
The Provincial Lady Goes Further 289 copies, 9 reviews
Consequences 190 copies, 10 reviews
The Way Things Are 180 copies, 8 reviews
Thank Heaven Fasting 172 copies, 7 reviews
The Provincial Lady in America 162 copies, 5 reviews
The Provincial Lady in Wartime 142 copies, 5 reviews
The War-Workers 47 copies, 3 reviews
Late and Soon 36 copies, 2 reviews
Tension 31 copies
Faster! Faster! 23 copies
No One Now Will Know 20 copies, 1 review
Gay Life 15 copies
Nothing Is Safe 14 copies
The Optimist 13 copies
Humbug 12 copies
First Love 10 copies, 1 review
Mrs. Harter 9 copies, 1 review
Jill 6 copies
The Pelicans 5 copies
Incidental [short story] (Author) 1 copy
Reparation [short story] (Author) 1 copy
Terminus [short story] (Author) 1 copy
The Reason [short work] (Author) 1 copy
Opportunity [short work] (Author) 1 copy
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Contributor, some editions) 507 copies, 8 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (Contributor) 263 copies, 9 reviews
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 97 copies, 2 reviews
The British Character (Introduction, some editions) 61 copies
The Third Omnibus of Crime (Contributor) 43 copies
A Century of Humour (Contributor) 42 copies
Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Story of an Uneventful Life (Introduction, some editions) 10 copies
Great Unsolved Crimes (Contributor) 4 copies
Missing From Their Homes (Contributor) 1 copy
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E.M. Delafield was the pen name of Edmee Elizabeth Monica Dashwood, née de la Pasture, born in Steyning, Sussex, England, the daughter of well-known novelist Elizabeth Bonham and her husband Count Henry Philip Ducarel de la Pasture. Delafield was educated by French governesses and attended several boarding schools, followed by nine months as a postulant nun in a convent in Belgium. She worked with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) during World War I, and these experiences formed the basis of her first novel, Zella Sees Herself, published in 1917. She continued to publish one or two novels every year until her death. She is best known for the bestselling series The Diary of a Provincial Lady and its sequels. She also was an important contributor of book reviews, sketches, and short stories to Time and Tide magazine. In 1919, she married Colonel Arthur Paul Dashwood, an engineer, and they spent two years living in the Malay States before returning to live in an old house in Kentisbeare, Devonshire. The couple had two children, and Delafield served as president of the Kentisbeare Women's Institute for the the rest of her life. Her daughter Rosamund Dashwood published Provincial Daughter, a continuation of Delafield's popular series of books, in 1961.
Disambiguation notice
Please note the following distinctions, and try to keep the single-story separate from the omnibus editions which contain several "Provincial Lady" stories.
Single Story:
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 1844085228)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Prion, 1853753688)
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Remploy, 0706610342)
Diary of a Provincial Lady (Chicago, 0897330536)
Omnibus Edition (contains 4 stories):
The Diary of a Provincial Lady (Virago, 0860685225)
The Provincial Lady (Macmillan, pre-ISBN)

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