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Diary of an Ordinary Woman PDF ´ an Ordinary  Kindle Margaret Forster presents the edited diary of a woman, born in , 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 s her story moves on to social work and the build up to another war, in which she drives ambulances through the bombed streets of LondonHere 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

10 thoughts on “Diary of an Ordinary Woman

  1. Sandy Sandy says:

    Millicent King was a woman ahead of her time Feisty and independent from a very young age, she refused two proposals of marriage because she wanted to do something important but nonetheless embarked on a long term, secret, and passiona

  2. Katherine Gypson Katherine Gypson says:

    Sometimes when you buy a book, it turns out that you re setting aside a gift for your future self I bought this book almost two and a half years ago in a Charing Cross Road bookshop during my first trip to London and it s sat on my bookshelves

  3. Kirsty Kirsty says:

    I absolutely adored Margaret Forster s Have the Men Had Enoughwhen I read it back in 2017, and think that her biography of Daphne du Maurier is superb It has been a surprisingly long time since I picked up another of her novels, but I selected the rathe

  4. Margaret Margaret says:

    I picked up a used copy of this in the UK in Blackwell s in Oxford, I think , solely on the basis of having liked

  5. Indrani Sen Indrani Sen says:

    A life chronicled in a lovely way Covers the two momentous world wars and life in an independent English woman during these times Covers the whole of the nineteenth century A life well lived and well told.

  6. Shauna Shauna says:

    It started off well but after the diary passes the second world war years it quickly peters out There are lots of family members who feature prominently for long periods and then are rarely mentioned again Whilst this may happen in real life it was unsatisfactory in a novel as th

  7. Ron Ron says:

    I did not have high expectations of this book the title and the author s reputation persuaded me in advance that it would be light reading And indeed it was However, I have to admit to enjoying it farthan I expected The author claims at the start that she met the diarist, Millicent King,

  8. Francene Carroll Francene Carroll says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Like many other readers I initially thought Diary of an Ordinary Woman was a real diary and I was disappointed to discover that it is in fact a novel After I recovered from this disappointment I enjoyed the book a lot

  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    My mom recommended this and I absolutely loved it It s the diaries of a woman growing up through the wars in England, and spanning like Any Human Heart her whole life Clearly there s something about the diary memoir style that I really love Anyway, this book really showed me what things were like to be an

  10. Alex Alex says:

    It was, exactly as it is entitled, a diary of an ordinary woman In this case you can judge a book by its cover I was restraining myself from criticising it while I was reading it because it felt rude to criticise someone s personal thoughts edited or otherwise So I was really disappointed to find out at the very en

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