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The Resource Diary of a wartime affair : the true story of a surprisingly modern romance, Doreen Bates

Diary of a wartime affair : the true story of a surprisingly modern romance, Doreen Bates

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Diary of a wartime affair : the true story of a surprisingly modern romance
Title
Diary of a wartime affair
Title remainder
the true story of a surprisingly modern romance
Statement of responsibility
Doreen Bates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London in 1934. Clever young civil servant Doreen Bates is working in the same office as E, an older married man. In the years just before the war, they develop an irresistible attraction to one another and strike up a passionate affair. Doreen records it all with startling candour in her diary - secret midnight walks, countryside escapades and stolen moments of intimacy. But Doreen starts to long for a child with E. Despite all the taboos of the time, and against the wishes of E, she is determined to become a mother - even though she knows that her decision will provoke anger and shame from her family, friends and colleagues. Eventually she gets pregnant and is amazed when twins are born during the war. However, Doreen faces an uncertain future - will E ever leave his wife and join his new family?
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bates, Doreen
Dewey number
  • 352.6'3'092
  • 352.63092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bates, Doreen
  • Bates, Doreen
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Civil service
  • Biography
Label
Diary of a wartime affair : the true story of a surprisingly modern romance, Doreen Bates
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241250068
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780241250068
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Diary of a wartime affair : the true story of a surprisingly modern romance, Doreen Bates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241250068
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780241250068
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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