They wrote it this week: She was half frog, half woman. No, ...

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They wrote it this week: She was half frog, half woman. No, really

Extracts from diaries and letters written between July 20 and July 26

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July 20

1937, London

[To her sister, Jessica] I must tell you about the weekend. Well our host took us to tea with the Minister for Overseas Trade & he begged Rodd [Nancy’s husband] to behave & so Rodd was very good & the MFOT was very pompously telling us about some Japanese delegates who had been staying with him & how one of them  was ill & he then said to me rather difficult to know what to do with a sick Japanese & I hadn’t been attending very much so I said Oh I should send for the vet & oh Susan, Rodd & Edward Stanley simply rolled on the ground & nobody else laughed at all...

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