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, 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 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”

Letters

The next page at the back of Peggy’s diary is for letters. She filled it in twice. On January 20th 1936 she received a letter from Annie and on January 26th she wrote to Annie, Susan and Joy. We know from the diary entries that she sent and received many more letters than this throughContinue reading “Letters”

Marks

The next page in the back of Peggy’s diary is for her subject marks. She has filled it in for January, February and March 1936 with asterisks beside each of the following subjects: Arithmetic, English, Geography, Repetition, Piano (x4), drawing (x3), Order and Dorm. Presumably the categories she has stars for are her best areas.

Luckley School Timetable

Peggy filled in the ‘School Timetable’ page of the diary for her Lent term at Luckley school. On Mondays she had Gospel, Gym, Geometry, Geography, French and Science. Tuesdays: Drawing, Grammar, French, Arithmetic, German and Handicraft (practice). Wednesdays: Literature, Gym, Algebra, Singing, History and Games – Riding. Thursdays: History, Geometry, German, Composition, O.T (office typing?)Continue reading “Luckley School Timetable”

Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936

Thurs: Nov 26th. Le Tartuff*. A play written by Molier. It is a comedy about a family, the father of which is very fond of a man called Tartuff who is a hypocrite. Orgon, the father, offers Tartuff his daughter for marriage but the daughter is in love & wishes to marry another man. TartuffContinue reading “Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936”