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A Notable Woman

The Romantic Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt

Simon Garfield

Jean Pratt was a trainee architect, journalist and publicist who lived in a Buckinghamshire cottage and ran a local bookshop. Though she was well-known in bookselling circles, none of her friends had any idea that, from the age of 16, she kept a diary, which ran to more than a million words by the time she died in 1986. It recounts, with aching honesty and infectious humour, love and loss, wartime privations, books read, indiscreet gossip – and her many feline companions.

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  • Publisher: Canongate
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 734pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781782115700
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.1kg
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