Category Archives: Cairo 1940s

Part Two 11 Marriage and the Scum of the World

Part Two 11  Marriage and the Scum of the World “Never in Egypt… The very way in which the scum of the world gather here is depressing…”   Len to her parents, letter of 12 December, 1948.   2 December, 1948.  Thursday. … Continue reading

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Part Two 10 Almost Home and Noel

Part Two   Chapter 10: Almost Home and Noel   In the nine week gap in this collection of correspondence between Mum and Len, this is the first letter of Mum’s since her last one of 18 April, 1948.  Len is … Continue reading

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Part Two 9 Hectically Excited

Part Two  9  Hectically Excited ” To-day I’ve had letters from the Guildhall and Central School and my latest idea is to make it home for leave, and not return if I find I pass their auditions and also that they … Continue reading

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Part Two 8: Marriage – No second hand or damaged material

Part Two  Chapter 8:   Marriage – No second hand or damaged material.   “Remember always, honey, your value (I hate to put it this way but facts are facts) in the marriage market is a very, very high one…. therefore no second … Continue reading

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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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