This early work is E. M. Delafield s 1937 semi-autobiographical novel, The Provincial Lady Looks at Russia . Written in the style of a diary, it tells the story of woman living in 1930s Russia who finds herself toiling on a collective farm, battling with public transport, and generally struggling with life in Soviet Russia. An entertaining read that offers a glimpse into Russia in the early twentieth century, The Provincial Lady Looks at Russia is worthy of a place on any bookshelf. Edmee Elizabeth Monica Dashwood (1890 1943), better known by as E. M. Delafield, was a famous English author. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."