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Diary of an Ordinary Woman 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

About the Author: Margaret Forster

Margaret Forster was educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls From here she won an Open Scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where in 1960 she was awarded an honours degree in History From 1963 Margaret Forster worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazines.Forster was married to the writer, journalist and broadcaster Hunter Davies They lived in London and in the Lake District They had three children, Caitlin, Jake and Flora.

10 thoughts on “Diary of an Ordinary Woman

  1. 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 passionate affair with one of her suitors a very liberated woman for the early 20th century.After having abandoned short lived jobs as shop

  2. 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 ever since then I don t know what pushed me to pick it up a few days ago but I could almost instantly tell that it was a case of rig

  3. 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 rather chunky Diary of an Ordinary Woman as my next Forster because it sounded splendid It sounds, on the face of it, as though it has ra

  4. 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. 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. 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 there were lots of things left unexplained The central character came across as very cold and unfeeling, I didn t warm to her really.

  7. 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, at her request so that she could re write the diaries she d kept throughout most of the twentieth century From then on we get edited

  8. 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 but as it got closer to the end it started to drag for me The author has done a wonderful job of tracing the major events of the twe

  9. 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 ordinary person experiencing the wartime, the depression and all the cultural changes that followed 100 times better than a history

  10. 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 end that it is all fictitious At least now I don t feel so bad pulling it apart.

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