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”
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”
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.
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”
Dec: 26th La Lenk. A little village in the Swiss Alps. It is not very well known in England but in the winter most of the people who go there for winter sports are English. There are two big hotels_The Wildstrubel & Belview. Behind the village is the mountain Wildstrubel. At Lenk there is aContinue reading “Switzerland Journal December 26th 1936”
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”
The second Pocket Money page is not dated, but Peggy used it when she was in Switzerland, as it references Francs and Centimes. She receives a total of 12.75 F and spends it on stamps, letters, church, cards (paper), hankies, a repayment to Raphael, and a doll.
Peggy’s 1936 diary has now finished. There is one last entry on the final page, saying ‘Coronation of George VI May 12th 1937’ (Edward VIII has been scrawled out) – which is covered by lines crossing out the days in January – presumably because she started a new Diary for 1937. Peggy made various notesContinue reading “Post-diary”
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.