A DISCOURAGING DAY AT SCHOOL
T H U R S D A Y, 1 4 S E P T
Hair desperately greasy all day.
Went along to V Hut where Mrs Greenfield told us the French divisions for the Sixth Form. I’m so disappointed. Lucy and Tig have got her because they’re in Divi 1, and I’m landed with Miss Leopold and Mrs Dossitor. But I might be moved up later. I’m going to work like a black.
Then Miss Gatley told us about English. We do Othello, Tempest, two texts of Chaucer, four books from Tudor times to the 20th century, an unseen prose comprehension and an unseen verse appreciation. Then went to the German meeting in Y, given by Miss Pick. Honestly, it sounds so difficult and such utter hard work I don’t know whether I’ll cope with it. Your grammar has to be perfect. Later I spoke to Miss Leopold; she was not exactly encouraging. But I’ll do it, as a challenge more than anything.
Felt worried and fed up.
There’s a new teacher called Mr Weller, he’s just out of University. I haven’t seen him yet but everybody calls him a teddy-bear because his hair sticks out everywhere. Anya had to see him about coaching. She says he’s foul.
Ma fetched us as it was raining. Then I rang up Southern Music Publications. But the lady was vile and left me feeling utterly miserable: I just asked her when Polnareff was next recording at Pye and she said, "I'm sure I don't know."
Keith West is No. 3 with Teenage Opera. He’s awfully sweet.
Had lovely fish for supper with a sauce that Ma got out of Larousse.