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Lottie's Diary

Lottie's Diary

By Lottie Fisher

Lottie’s 1930 diary showed up years ago in a jumble sale in the south of England. Written in a Collins’ Royal Diary, it’s the story of a young woman from North London. A story of English privilege between the wars. Each episode brings another month from Lottie's 1930 life. Some things are familiar; at other time she inhabits another world.
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Lottie's Diary - November 1930
In which Lottie turns literary critic and sets her sights on one of the great works of modernism. There is also some shopping.
September 01, 2020
Lottie's diary - October 1930
In which, Lottie receives a somewhat inappropriate gift from an underwear manufacturer and also features (but sadly does not star) in a triumphant opening night in London's West End.
June 30, 2020
Lottie's diary - September 1930
In which, said Lottie sets of on tour. Taking in Edinburgh and Glasgow she manages to cast off the memory of Glens and Martins past and encounters flyboy Gerald - who proves himself equally unreliable. Tommy, it seems, is the only male for her.
June 12, 2020
Lottie's diary - Cooking with Lottie
In which, Lottie reflects on home economics, chez Fisher, and cooks us an interesting twist on a British classic.
June 04, 2020
Lottie's diary - August 1930
In which Lottie begins rehearsals, many picnics are taken and our heroine acquires a pair of red velvet pants.
May 21, 2020
Lottie's diary - July 1930
In which, Lottie goes to the cinema an awful lot, visits a doctor and ruminates on the utility of the pea. She does not get on with Sinclair Lewis.
May 12, 2020
Lottie's diary - Lottie's little explanation #1
In which Lottie takes a break from reading her diary to tell us a little bit more about the characters she has introduced us to from January to June. Not least of these is darling Tommy.
May 05, 2020
Lottie's diary - June 1930
In which potential new flame, Clive, comes on the scene but our heroine also encounters old flame, Charles. Lottie tries creme de menthe for the first time and rather develops a taste for it.
May 01, 2020
Lottie's Diary - May 1930
In which Lottie returns to London from Devon, fights vainly the old ennui in the middle of the month but then reveals her theatrical ambitions and, by the 31st,  is once again fearfully bucked.
April 28, 2020
Lottie's diary - April 1930
In which Lottie does a spot of cooking, visits Swan And Edgars, the Criterion and Frascati's and heads off to Sidmouth after the easter weekend.  She picks primroses and Glen buys her a stick.
April 24, 2020
Lottie's Diary - March 1930
In which Glen easily supplants Martin in Lottie’s affections. The voyage home to England continues and, when she arrives, the shopping begins in earnest. She has a jolly good piece of seed cake.
April 20, 2020
Lottie's Diary - February 1930
"Doo and I feel blue and Martin, too." - In which our heroine visits Cape Town and Durban, manicures her (first) gentleman friend, tries her hand at surfing  and takes drinks at the hooligans' table onboard the City of Palermo. Parfaits feature.
April 17, 2020
Lottie's Diary - January 1930
In which we meet our heroine, Lottie, as she begins her 1930 diary at home in North Finchley. Before the end of the month she has taken her big trip (with her sister Doo and her mother), embarked on a whirlwind romance and introduced us to the adjective "gumpy".
April 13, 2020