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Title:Diary of an Optimist
Price:GBP£6.00 (about USD$8.20)
Item ID:B009-BOG00014
Publisher:Larks Press, Dereham, Norfolk, 1997
Illustrator:Barnard, Mary
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A
Larks Press, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, Reprint, Illustrated By: Barnard, Mary

black titles spine; illustrated by the author's b/w. line drawings; "teacher, counsellor, magistrate and occasional journalist, Mary Barnard wrote her diary whenever time could be spared from a hectic domestic schedule, for it is about the bringing-up of six children, three daughters, one son and two nieces, in a large house on the outskirts of Norwich just after the last war. With husband James, the City Treasurer, and her strong-minded mother, Nana Loornes, plus an entertaining succession of home helps, she struggled against the post-war food and clothing shortages to keep the three generations happy under one roof. Like life itself this book is both humorous and sad, but mainly optimistic. Extracts have already been enjoyed by women's groups. Here is the whole story, beautifully illustrated by the author."; previous owner's address label on f.e.p.; 190 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Barnard, Mary. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; East Anglia; Norfolk; Norwich; England; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0948400323. ISBN/EAN: 9780948400322. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: BOG00014.
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