Life Goes On : The Exceptional Journals of Jean Lucey Pratt
For more than half of the twentieth century, an uncelebrated but brilliant writer called JeanLucey Pratt recorded, in her diaries and her contributions to the Mass Observation project, the life of a thoroughly modern woman coming to terms with a rapidly changing world.
An independent thinker, voracious reader, inveterate smoker and devoted cat owner, she chronicles her struggles with work from
architectural student to bookshop owner male friends, girlfriends, and a variety of eccentric lodgers. We observe her triumphs and anxieties, and through her eyes we obtain a moving and entertaining insight into British life during the Second World War and its aftermath.