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Bacchus

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« on: December 17, 2007, 12:32:20 AM »
Lately I have had a passion for reading diaries and have several on the go right now:
Ernst Junger Storm of Steel
Reagans Diaries
Diaries of a cdn WWI soldier
Diaries of a cdn civil servant diplomat from 1946-1962

And the diaries of Duff Cooper which are fascinating but the typical understated English is given an excellent example in a recent entry:

May 15, 1933

I have finished Foch by Liddell Hart and have read a quarter of Sir Douglas Haig's Command which strikes me as a pretty good book. It is difficult to work in London at this time of year. There are continual distractions. We went to Breccles for the weekend. Just before luncheon the butler blew his brains out which was rather distressing. We came back to London in the afternoon.
When you're on your own
When you're at a fork in the road
You don't know which way to go
There's too many signs and arrows
You haven't laughed in a while
When you can't even fake a smile
When you feel ashamed...
The uniform don't make you brave

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 07:58:05 AM »
Very stiff upper lip, eh wot?   :shock:

I haven't read any diaries for a long time. I was once immersed in Virginia Woolf's diaries, which are quite shockingly bitchy at points (and therefore a lot of fun).

 

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