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Welcome to Why I Really Like This Book, a podcast series about books that ought not to be forgotten. The podcasts were written, recorded and edited by me, Kate Macdonald, from 2011 to 2014 in a house in Brussels. I'm an English lecturer and an lifelong rummager in second-hand bookshops, and I write a lot about books, so podcasts was an enjoyable way to talk about what I was reading.

The intro music is by The Tribe Band, and the illustration is by Harriet Marsh.

In 2014 I stopped recording podcasts and moved to katemacdonald.net. That's my personal site where I post information about my books and articles, the research I do, and where I post book reviews twice a week. Many of the reviews are the scripts for the podcasts, so I keep this excellent Libsyn site going so anyone passing by can listen to three or more years of podcasts. One day I may start recording again.

Nov 2, 2012

The Provincial Lady is put-upon by domestic chaos, but never despairs; is routinely crushed by Lady Boxe, but bounces back; escapes to London to see friends and frivol, but worries incessantly about her children; has great plans and marvellous ideas, but is crushed, again, by her husband. E M Delafield's 1930 comic classic lives forever: for all those stuck out in the sticks.


kmacdonald
over four years ago

Experiment worked! PL In Russia is difficult to find, but I've just been told by my neighbour (a Frenchwoman) that she has a copy, so that's my Christmas reading hijacked. ...

Christine Harding
over four years ago

Having tried and failed at commenting here in the past, I have been spurred to try again following your comment on Simon T's blog today, so this is by way of experiment...

Just to say I only recently discovered your podcast, and really enjoy it - The Provincial Lady is a particular favourite and, to my delight, have just acquired a 1947 volume with all the books except the PL in Russia, which I am still searching for.