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Diary of An Ordinary Woman

AuthorMargaret Forster

NarratorSusan Jameson

Duration15h 27m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels

PublisherChivers

VersionUnabridged

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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 1920s, her story moves on to a social worker and the build-up to another war, in which she drives ambulances through the bombed streets of London.

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