Blank pages

Next in the back of Peggys diary are several pages she didn’t fill in. These are for:Films Seen During The Year. A suggestion for an alternative use for the page is noted at the bottom: “Gramophone Records Heard and Required”.An Autographs page.Cricket Matches.Netball Matches.Tennis Matches – two pages.

Books Read, part 4

The last four books on this page are: Old St Pauls and The Tower of London, both by the author of Windsor Castle, Harrison Aynesworth. Peggy found them equally marvellous. Next is The Stolen March by Dornford Yates, which was already listed earlier. Either she read it again or she forgot that she had alreadyContinue reading “Books Read, part 4”

Switzerland Journal January 19th 1937

Jan: 19th Thanne. (*Thun)A very old town in the canton of Bern. The army of horses of Switzerland are kept there. At Thun there is a very beautiful old castle high up above the town. From the castle there is a lovely view overlooking the town & the lake of Thun. The streets are narrowContinue reading “Switzerland Journal January 19th 1937”

Books Read, part 3

Next on Peggy’s book list was Edward VIII Our King, which she thought was very good. This is uncredited. It was produced in January 1936, to commemorate Edward’s accession to the throne. Peggy returned to Dornford Yates next, for Jonah & Co, which she rated as Marvellous. David of King’s by Benson was next, andContinue reading “Books Read, part 3”

Books Read, continued

Continuing on with the books that Peggy read in 1936… The next on her list was The Flight of the Heron, by D. K. Broster, which she thought was marvellous. The next two were by the same author: The Gleam in the North and The Dark Mile. Presumably the markings on the page meant thatContinue reading “Books Read, continued”

Books Read During The Year

Peggy was an avid reader. Today I’m posting the first few books she listed as having read in 1936. The first three are by Dornford Yates: ‘Adèle & Co’, the well-mentioned ‘Berry & Co’ and ‘Anthony Lyveden’. Peggy’s opinion of these books was “Marvellous.“ This is what Amazon.com says about Berry & Co: “This collectionContinue reading “Books Read During The Year”

Books Lent

Peggy filled in the ‘Books Lent’ page at the back of her diary. It seems that as well as borrowing “Berry & Co” she also lent it out. On January 23rd the lent it to J. Trench, on March 2nd to P. D. Miller and on March 7th she lent it to M. Dorting andContinue reading “Books Lent”