Discover more about the Mary Hardy project and all the books in these dedicated websites:

The Diary of Mary Hardy 1773–1809    (4 volumes) volumes

The Remaining Diary of Mary Hardy 1773–1809     (1 volume) Remaining Diary of Mary Hardy 1773–1809

Mary Hardy and her World 1773–1809    (4 volumes, for future publication) volumes


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Mary Hardy was a contemporary of the famous clerical diarist James Woodforde (1740–1803). He wrote only a few miles away but led a totally different life. His diary has been published in full by the Parson Woodforde Society.

The diarist’s village of Letheringsett in north Norfolk is only a mile from the old town of Holt with its attractive 18th-century buildings. Read about Holt’s architectural features, and many other aspects, in the vividly pictorial website of the Holt Society.