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The Kenneth Williams Diaries

Like so many people born in the seventies I grew up on a staple diet of TV re-runs of the Carry On films. I have a distinct memory of a friend’s mum buying me a lollipop on the way home from school which was to be saved to enjoy during Carry On Screaming. 625 more words

Diary

Virginia Woolf beats up the waters of talk

Occasionally, a single passage from a single diary entry can floor you. This one from Virginia Woolf was quoted at Diaryfest recently and I just love it so much: 298 more words

Michael Palin has donated twenty years of his personal archive to the British Library

Just a wee while after I attended Diaryfest – which stirred many thoughts, not least of which on the subject of donations of diaries and diary-related materials to the British Library – I learn that Michael Palin (surely the patron saint of diaries by now?) has donated a section of his personal archive to the BL. 421 more words

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Diaryfest, King's College London - 30 May 2017 - Notes from a conference on diaries

Diaries have intrigued me for years. They’re voyeuristic little windows into the soul; snapshots of a moment in time. I’ve written about diaries at length before, and the format regularly occupies my thoughts and eyeballs. 4,702 more words

Plath: an under-standing

My volume of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems is on the bottom of my bookshelf. I notice it now that I have organized my favorite to-reach-for books at eye level. 1,386 more words

Writing

Mass Observation -2017 style

Typical Blogger?

Typical Blogger’s Wife

And again…

I’ve been sitting and thinking again; thoughts went from blogging to diaries to Housewife, 49 and finally to  457 more words

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