New light on eighteenth-century life: the commentary
Mary Hardy gives us unique insight into many aspects of English country life in the eighteenth century. She wrote her diary every day for 36 years, totalling half a million words. We learn about the lives not only of those in her social circle but of the family's versatile workforce.
The Mary Hardy project has so far involved nearly 30 years of continuous research and writing. In addition to these four volumes of commentary and analysis, for future publication, you can read her published diary: The Diary of Mary Hardy 1773-1809.
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