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FICTITIOUS DIARY.

LONDON'S LITERARY SENSATION (to CABiiis— fcißsd (iusTßAiiAj; Aim x.z. cable association.) LONDON, June 3, One of the sensations of the publishing season was the "Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion—l 764-65," of which 30,000 copies were sold in three months. It purported to be an authentic historical account, and' deceived m&i.y critics, including Lord Darling, Who expressed the opinion that "this diary takes a place beside that of Pepys." It is now revealed that ihe book was written by Magdalen King-Hall, 19-year-old daughter of the former Com-mander-in-Chief of the Australian Squadron; The revelation is the more piquant because the book included s description of a lover's attempt to climb to a girl's bedroom at night, and other naughty episodes, which a girl just from school is not supposed to be familiar with. Miss King-Sail says that she wrote the book to escape boredom, and adds that she already has made considerable money from the book. "I have had a 'bust,' but the family is making me invest the rest," she said.

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FICTITIOUS DIARY., Press, Volume LXII, Issue 18710, 5 June 1926

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FICTITIOUS DIARY. Press, Volume LXII, Issue 18710, 5 June 1926

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