Category: Read From Beginning

30th August 1961

Dear Diary Wednesday Alan and I started the pattern of the weeks ahead by staying in this evening. We stayed in my house and played records and talked and he finally took his leave about 10.45. Dad couldn’t help but mention one of his old complaints. ‘I don’t mind him coming round here but I…

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  SONGS OF PRAISE 1st October 1961 A long-running religious BBC programme Songs of Praise broadcasts church services and in particular the singing of Christian hymns from churches from a different place and of varying denominations each week. The first broadcast was in October 1961 from the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cardiff. It is one…

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1st September 1961

Dear Diary Friday The only thing worth mentioning from yesterday was the postcard from Lena, posted in Copenhagen. Yesterday was pay day but it hasn’t done my finances much good ‘cos I’ve got to buy a suit and a coat and I don’t know which to buy first. I’ve convinced myself I need a suit…

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  ENTERTAINMENT LITERATURE  1   THE TROPIC OF CANCER by HENRY MILLER The novel was published in France 1934 and immediately banned by the US Customs Service from being imported into the USA declaring it obscene. In 1950 the director of the American Civil Liberties Union attempted to import the book which led to a…

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ENTERTAINMENT LITERATURE  2 LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER  by  D.H. LAWRENCE The novel was first published privately in Italy in 1928 and France the following year.  It was not published openly in the UK until 1960 when the publishers, Penguin Books were charged under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959. The plot involves the class division prevalent…

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Letter 1

I find it hard to believe that I have been writing to you for nearly six years but this is like writing to a different person.

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ENTERTAINMENT TV Dr. Kildare was a medical drama TV series that ran from 28th September 1961 for 5 seasons. It was based on fictional doctor characters originally created by Max Brand in the 1930s and used by MGM in a popular film series and radio drama.     The TV series quickly achieved success and…

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