I have several unpublished short stories by Frances Donaldson and I am going to put them here – as I get them transcribed from typewritten to digital prose. Here is the first:
1). My Day, by Frances Donaldson. Thoughts on writing as a discipline/occupation
I also plan to put a few of the interesting war letters of my father, Jack Donaldson
Possibly an item called ‘A Soldier’s Reading’. He read voraciously and often commented on what he was reading. Leonora Cazalet sent him a Christmas present of 100 penguins on one occasion. The wartime postal services seemed to cope quite easily with this, although I am not sure by what method they were despatched.
I may expand some of the interesting topics to give more background and detail. For instance the Peckham Health Centre, a bit more about Gropius, possibly some of the characters who were well-known names at the time but not so well-known now.
So, Watch this space. I will do it all as soon as possible – after the trauma of self-publishing that is so time-consuming and all-absorbing.