Diaries for Dana

mauSince reading the blog comments of Dana, I’ve been mentally picking books to recommend – the ones that came first to mind were two already discussed here, including the one book I simply cannot say enough GOOD THINGS about: The Diary of Sarah Hurst.

diaries_sarah_hurstDana was hoping for diaries – by women! – where the writer shared thoughts and feelings.

There are many I could recommend, but fewer that are what Dana requires: “more detailed”.

So tonight, a few that have come to mind. Hopefully, people’s comments will elicit a bit more commentary about the books – for, it’s getting late and has been a long day. But if there’s ONE THING I LOVE TO TALK ABOUT, it’s BOOKS!

Every time I go upstairs, I see the cover of one of the most delightful books – not only do you get a GREAT sense of the writer, she was an artist too! It’s an old book, published back in the 1980s. maudIt had its US and UK versions (I do presume the interior of the book remained unchanged), and therefore had also two dust covers. Spend the extra and find a copy with its jacket — you will be glad to have the “whole” package.

maud-2Maud’s late-Victorian thoughts and hijinks are just a delight – and, as you can see by the cover art, she was a wonderful artist! How I wish author Flora Fraser had published more along this line. And more about Maud Berkeley!

I was going to keep on going, but maybe I’ll save my next for another blog post. Maud certainly deserves to be at the head of a list, not one among many. A very special book – and diary.