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”
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”
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”
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”
The next page in Peggy’s diary is Books Borrowed. On January 13th she loaned Berry & Co (by Dornford Yates) from Andy and The Gleam in the North (by D.K. Broster) from Lavender.
Diary sub-note: 1384. John Wycliffe, reformer, died Had a picnic in the snow. Skied[sic] for nearly 6 hours. There was a fancy dress dance & I was a Gypsy. We had a lovely dinner & danced up to 1.30. Had cards & things from daddie.
Diary sub-note: 1660. Royal Society established Skated in the morning. Skied[sic] in the afternoon. Wrote to Bobby. Finished my book. There was an ice carnival & I played ice hockey. Went to bed at 11.15“Little Ham” came too.
Diary sub-note: Innocents’ Day 1879. Accident at Tay Bridge Full Moon, 4.0 a.m. Skated all morning & all afternoon. Made friends with 2 little kids at the same hotel who were skating. Played with the little ones in the evening. Danced.
Diary sub-note: 1st [Sunday] after Christmas. S. John 1834. Charles Lamb, essayist, died Ski-ied [sic] for the first time. Went to watch ski jumping which was very good. Skated. Wrote to mummie & daddy. Had a Christmas card from Bobby.
Diary sub-note: S. Stephen. Bank Holiday 1716. Thomas Gray, poet, born S.R. 8.5, S.S. 3.56 Set of[sic] for La Lenk. The train was crammed. Danced in the evening until 10.30. Nice hotel with all English people. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Wire Haired Terrier: THE WIRE HAIRED TERRIER. We owe the wireContinue reading “December 26th 1936”