August, 1927, Sunday 14

Julia ((Julia Lynch, a former housekeeper, who often wrote to Aloys from London, sending him stamps for his collection.)) was home from London on hols. so I took her to the pictures. The late Rudolph Valentino, of world-wide renown, was ‘starring’ in the first show….

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August, 1927, Sunday 21

Saw with a start in the paper that I got four firsts [in Ireland] in my exams: Latin, History, German, Music. There was a great puff about it in the paper, which I read in the train on our way to Bandon to meet Father…

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September, 1927, Sunday 4

On Mám’s departure for London, I left for Dunmanway, having the day before been to Horgans´ where had an exciting [boating] row with Ivor and Joe. Brought many books to the country but didn’t do much. Spent most of the time swimming in the river…

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September, 1927, Sunday 11

Went to Murphys´ again. There’s nothing like good healthy exercise with pleasant companions and amid an atmosphere tinged with culture. But Natalie and the tennis season are both departing, so I must look elsewhere for after-dinner recreation. My latest plan is to take a book,…

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