April, 1926, Monday 12

Father Pat left for Rome with Fr. O’Brien yesterday and Mammie and Fräulein Engelmann went out in the Movercock steamer with them to meet the liner. They said it was a wonderful experience, the sea, very stormy and breezy, showing off the huge and majestic…

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June, 1926, Saturday 19

Got up at 7, made my own breakfast, and was in school at 8.30. The handball tournament, however, I found was continued without me as I was not there last evening. Waited for History class, then dashed home, put on my white trousers and new…

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July, 1926, Monday 5

Went after Mass to Mr. Fielding, the President, about the Choral Society. Then to Mrs. Neeson’s home, to ask if we could get the boat in the evening, a brilliant idea (mine) as I didn’t know how on earth to amuse Betty whom I invited…

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July, 1926, Thursday 8

Exit poor Queen Margherita II. Her rule is over and her dynasty deposed by a ‘revolution from above’. It is always horrible when someone who has been living with us for over a year goes. It is always a sharp break. Poor Margareth [sic] has…

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