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.
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.
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.
Thurs: Nov. 19. Neuchâtel. A town at the head of a lake and county* of that name. It is a very old town with a beautiful castle and catherderal[sic]. There are remains of an old Romain[sic] wall there. Morat.** Murten is a little town on the route Geneva – Neuchâtel. It is an old Romain[sic]Continue reading “Switzerland Journal November 19th 1936”
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”