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 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”
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.
Back on December 26th 2019 I posted photos of the diary pages that preceded the entries. They were filled with lots of useful information – far more than I was ever expected to know at school! Now the year is over I’ll post the pages from the back of the diary, some of which PeggyContinue reading “Diary Back Pages”
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: 1809. Gladstone born Skied[sic] in the morning & skated in the afternoon. Had tea & baths. Played cards after dinner.
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.