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My Great Aunt Norah's wartime diaries, 1938-1948

Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Norah’s school-girl crushes

When read against her diary, it becomes clear that Norah’s list of crushes, composed at the end of 1938, was not written in quite the order in which they happened. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

Norah and the prince

In the beginning, there was a handsome prince. This page from Norah’s 1938 diary is titled ‘Crazes’. It is one of the blank ‘Memoranda’ pages that follows all the printed … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Setting the scene

I am itching to start this blog at the beginning, with Norah’s first diary, a Letts’ Schoolgirls Diary for 1938. But before I do, I should introduce her family and set the scene a … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 12 Comments
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