Just thought I'd give everybody a heads up because this lovely, amusing and informative book is now available as an ebook on some of the ebookstore websites. Written by E. M. Delafield, "The Provincial Lady in Wartime" is a day-to-day diary of a typical Englishwoman's life during the early days of WWII. Right after war was declared between England and Germany, a period ensued which has been dubbed "The Phoney War" by historians. It was a time of relative quiet, with everyone basically "standing by" and waiting for something to happen. It was before Dunkirk, before the bombs and blitzes that would devastate the British in a few months time. During the Phoney War, patriotic British were desperately trying to find something to do to help the war effort--often with quite amusing results, simply because there wasn't anything to do yet. It's a marvellous read, beautifully written, very funny and moving at the same time. If you're interested in the British Home Front during WWII, it's a must-read!