Despite what I thought yesterday, I still have one more of the real letters I can include before I have to decipher the remainder. There are about twelve more letters left but about 48 pages of A4, rather suggesting that as the girls get older – perhaps as the war gets more serious – they writer more.
My fictional ones are certainly all growing up rapidly – one is at drama school, one works with nursery children and had some medical knowledge, one works for the church, one helps run her father’s farm and twin girls have taken over their father’s spectacle frame making business. They are all 17-18 now. The real girls are very similar.
I’ll be doing less writing on this now until after 24 August and after today a lot less research until 14 September.