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Part Two 7: Experimental Theatre

Part Two  7:   Experimental Theatre      “I’ve been thinking about what I want to study and have decided that in all respects the theatre is really what I want. What I’m interested in most is the experimental theatre, … Continue reading

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Part Two 6: Bouncing Back “Scarier, Scarier, Ra, Ra, Ra”

Part Two  6:  Bouncing Back:  “Scarier, Scarier, Ra, Ra, Ra” 17 December, 1947. Hello Chum! It’s exactly eight days since we heard from you – that is until your 241 and 242 got here this morn. (1) Believe me, we … Continue reading

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Part Two 5: Betrayed

Part Two   5:  Betrayed. “For over 7 months I’ve thought I’ve been in love with & engaged to Ernst.  All my plans – with a brake on – were made in relation to him.  Now I find in the … Continue reading

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Part Two 4: Cholera and Riots

Part Two   4: Cholera and Riots “Listen, honey lamb, there’s something we want you to do for us and that is, please, while this Cholera epidemic is rife send us a wee note everyday, it needn’t be long or … Continue reading

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Part Two 3: Life as Medicine

Part Two   3:   Life As Medicine “Some of the English girls don’t seem alive at all – they take life as a sort of medicine.”  – Vera, a young Russian, quoted by Len, 28 August, 1947.   18 … Continue reading

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Part Two 2: Quick Ripening of Intense Feelings

Part Two    2:  Quick Ripening of  Intense Feelings “In the few spare moments when I have time to think of personal things, my thoughts inevitably wander back in your direction. The quick ripening of our intense feelings for one … Continue reading

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Part Two 1: Fresh and Innocent

 Part Two   1: Fresh and Innocent “I’m so happy you are as you just are, so fresh and innocent and yet with that wee bit of worldly wisdom which is such a safeguard.  Your stay in the East will … Continue reading

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Part One: Growing Up in Britain 1925 – 1945

Part One:   Growing Up in Britain   1925 – 1945  “Is there any advantage to be derived from having a feeling of belonging or attachment to one particular place?  Personally during my 19 years I have lived in many … Continue reading

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Len: Our Ownest Darling Girl – The Background and Acknowledgments

To read the Chapters in chronological order: go to CHAPTERS (above) and click on the Chapter you wish to read, or to access a chapter you can also go to Recent Posts on the right. This online publication is free, … Continue reading

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