E. M. Delafield

The writer E. M. Delafield was born on this day in 1890. To celebrate, I’m launching a new website about her: https://emdelafield.org/.

There’s a bibliography of her published novels and plays, with thematic tags and plot summaries, plus a work-in-progress bibliography of her journalism. I wrote my PhD thesis on Delafield’s fiction, and now I’m embarking on a new biography of her.

Most excitingly, at least to me, I’ve written an index of the Diary of a Provincial Lady, her best-known work. The index uses dates rather than page numbers as locators, so can be used with any edition. It’s been a highly enjoyable project to work on. I’ll write a longer post about the process of indexing the Diary soon.

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