The Log Cabin Lady: An Anonymous Autobiography
Guidemark Publishing Limite, Jul 8, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 76 pages
The Log Cabin Lady is the autobiography of a woman who leaves behind a simple life as a pioneer to enter the privileged and alien world of the rich. Feeling isolated and out of place, she struggles to learn the rules and etiquette that her in-laws expect her to follow. To make matters worse, her husband is posted to England and the Log Cabin Lady finds herself grappling with the quirks of British manners and royal protocol. And then come the horrors of the Great War and, through the eyes of the Log Cabin Lady, we watch as the world begins to change.
This is a story about overcoming social barriers, developing self-confidence and holding on to the beliefs and values that make us who we are.
Written in 1922, this anonymous autobiography spans the period from around 1880 (when the author was aged about three) on to 1897 and being presented at court to Queen Victoria in her diamond jubilee year, through to the long years of the Great War and its aftermath.
For every copy of the book sold, Dormouse Press will donate £1 to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. They've chosen this charity because the late Marie Mattingly Meloney, the magazine editor who encouraged the Log Cabin Lady to write this autobiography and who wrote the preface for the book, was known for her fund raising efforts, including a campaign in the 1920s to raise $100,000 to buy radium that would allow Marie Curie to continue her cancer research.