Something Sensational To Read In The Train

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197007211 I always like people who keep diaries,' wrote Chips Channon in his diary: 'they are not as others, at least not quite.' Why do people keep diaries? What value are they to posterity?

Nigel Rees examines a selection of 20th-century diaries including those of CECIL BEATON SIR HENRY CHANNON

JOYCE GRENFELL , THOMAS JONES LORD MORAN, HAROLD NICOLSON and VIRGINIA WOOLF With the opinions of Quentin Bell

Robert Rhodes James Keith Middlemass and . Nigel Nicolson

Readers SEAN BARRETT

MARGOT BOYD. MALCOLM HAYES and VIVIAN STANSHALL

Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Chips Channon

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Unknown: Cecil Beaton

Unknown: Sir Henry Channon

Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

Unknown: Thomas Jones

Unknown: Harold Nicolson

Unknown: Quentin Bell

Unknown: Robert Rhodes James

Unknown: Keith Middlemass

Unknown: Nigel Nicolson

Unknown: Readers Sean Barrett

Unknown: Margot Boyd.

Unknown: Malcolm Hayes

Unknown: Vivian Stanshall

Produced By: Anne Duncan-Jones

Robert Rhodes James Keith Middlemass and. Nigel Nicolson

MARGOT BOYD.MALCOLM HAYES and VIVIAN STANSHALL