Index to the Works of Angela Thirkell–currently being edited

By Hazel Bell

Note: Characters in the Barsetshire novels are listed in A Guide to Barsetshire People (Angela Thirkell Society, 1993), and only particularly significant references to characters are given here. SEE references to characters listed as members of particular groups (e.g. clergy, teachers) indicate a reference to that booklet.

Works of art and literature are listed under the names of their authors, except for those by Angela Thirkell (AT) herself.

The index is not comprehensive. Only the opening page number is given for some scenes or topics that may run on for several pages. Only some typical references are given to topics that occur frequently.

“A Nice Day in Town” is a short story by AT published in London Calling, edited by Storm Jameson, published by Harper & Bros., 1942 (pages 239-56).

Baby, Mother and Grandmother, published by Lance Thirkell, consists of extracts from AT’s letters to her mother about Lance Thirkell’s babyhood, 1921-25. References to these letters, and to Angela Thirkell’s letters to her typist, Margaret Bird (1950-60), give the month and year of the letters (as 2.22 = February 1922).

BBC in the index refers to the interview broadcast by BBC Radio, 24 August 1954, between Angela Thirkell and Colin MacInnes.

The Grateful Sparrow is not included in this index.

Book Name Abbreviation Year Publisher
Ankle Deep AD 1996 Moyer Bell
August Folly AF 1949 Penguin
Baby, Mother and Grandmother BMG 1982 Privately printed
Before Lunch BL 1951 Penguin
Brandons, The B 1939 Penguin
Cheerfulness Breaks In CBI 1940 Hamish Hamilton
Close Quarters CQ 1958 Hamish Hamilton
Coronation Summer CS 1953 Hamish Hamilton
County Chronicle CC 1952 Companion Book Club
Demon in the House, The DH 1934 Hamish Hamilton
Double Affair DA 1957 Hamish Hamilton
Duke’s Daughter, The DD 1951 Hamish Hamilton
Enter Sir Robert ESR 1955 Hamish Hamilton
Fortunes of Harriette, The FH 1936 Hamish Hamilton
Grateful Sparrow, The   1935 Hamish Hamilton
Growing Up GU 1943 Hamish Hamilton
Happy Returns HR2 1952 Hamish Hamilton
Headmistress, The H 1944 Hamish Hamilton
High Rising  HR 1941 Penguin
Jutland Cottage JC 1953 Hamish Hamilton
Letters to Margaret Bird, 1950-60 LMB   Angela Thirkell Society
Love Among the Ruins LAR 1948 Hamish Hamilton
Love at All Ages LAA 1959 Hamish Hamilton
Marling Hall MH 1942 Hamish Hamilton
Miss Bunting MB 1945 Hamish Hamilton
Mrs. Morland & Son MMS   Angela Thirkell Society
Never Too Late NTL 1956 Hamish Hamilton
Nice Day in Town NDT 1942 Harper & Bros. 
Northbridge Rectory NR 1941 Hamish Hamilton
O, These Men, These Men! OTM 1996 Moyer Bell
Old Bank House OBH 1972 Tom Stacey
Peace Breaks Out PBO 1946 Hamish Hamilton
Pomfret Towers PT 1938 Hamish Hamilton
Private Enterprise PE 1947 Hamish Hamilton
Summer Half SH 1949 Hamish Hamilton
Three Houses TH 1931 Oxford Univ. Press
Three Score and Ten TST 1961 Hamish Hamilton
Trooper to the Southern Cross TSC 1985 Virago
What Did it Mean? WDM 1959 Hamish Hamilton
Wild Strawberries WS 1937 Penguin

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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A

abbeys
… Brandon: B 17-8, 28-; MB 13-4
… Harefield LAA 132, 137
… Medmenham PE 198
… picture of JC 12
… Rushmere WS 50-4
aborigines HR 227
acacia tree: CQ 275; LAA 120
accounts/accountants: B 168; LMB 4.54, 6.15, 11.59; MB 140-41, 151-52; PBO 124
acoustics AF 39
acronyms CBI 157
Actaeon: AF 200; MB 236
Acton FH 243-45
actors/acting: H 147-48; PE 316-17, 346-48, 367-68; TST 125
… amateur: AF 204; WDM 172-73
…… Greek play AF 91-
…… at parties: OTM 98-9; PT
… Shakespearian PBO 43
…… see also school play
… professional: LAR 339-40; WDM 110-11
see also theatre/s
… SEE Aubrey Clover
actresses: LAR 192-93, 325; PE 152-53; OTM 100
… Phoebe Rivers PT 31-2
… schoolgirl H 110-11, 113, 122-23, 128, 148
…… see also school play
… SEE Jessica Dean; Isabella Ferdinand
‘actually’: CBI 217; HR2 78-9; NTL 52, 65
Adam’s apple H 12
Adams, Heather
… at school: H 45; MB 100-1
… change in MB 101-2, 109
Adams, Sam
… childhood DD 19
… change in: CC 36-7, 40; OBH 109, 198
Adamson, Joy
Born Free LMB 4.60
adders: DH 77-8; TST 40
address, mode of HR 30
addresses, postal LMB 10.54
Addresses, Theatre Opening OBH 232
adoration AD 21
adventuress PE 152-53
advertising: PT 65-6; TST 121
… publishers’: HR 60; LAR 150
Advocaat WDM 306
Aella, St. MB 14, 126
… St. Aella’s Home for Stiffnecked Clergy: ESR 142; PE 120
Aeneid: TST 99; WDM 43
aerodrome CC 121
airplanes and air travel: DD 337; DH 226; H 248; LMB 8.59; OBH 323; PBO 130
… flying times: DD 337; ESR 164-65; WDM 72
see also Royal Air Force; WAAF
Aeschylus SH 48
Aesop’s Fables LAA 227
afterlife: CQ 34; DD 57
see also heaven
age/s
… forty AD 82
… fifty AF 191, 193; fifties H 19
… old: CQ 285; LAA 27-8, 237
… and death GU 183
… working out ESR 236-37
see also ageing; birthdays
Age, The FH 214-15
ageing: CQ 239; ESR 67, 126; LAA 59, 193, 239-40, 290; LAR 270-71, 277, 303-4; NTL 117; OBH 87-8, 312; PE 34; TST 217-18
… kindness offered LAA 193
… senility: HR 19, 57, 59; LAA 290; NTL 110, 166, 181-82, 201, 208-10
see also growing up
agents
… housing MB 9-
… literary: CBI 253-54; CC 267; HR 65; PT 146-47, 160-61
agnosticism: AF 168, 178; BL 204-5; PBO 82-3
Agricultural College OBH 388
Agricultural Economy course NTL 184
Agricultural Laboratory ESR 7
Agricultural Shows TST 140-41, 184-
… Barchester: DA 224-25; MH 94; NTL 36, 262, 264
… Skeynes BL 200-1, 222-, 250-51
agriculture
… vocabulary DA 214
see also bulls; cows; estates, management; pigs
AIF (Australian Imperial Force) TSC 125, 132
… HQ TSC 10, 22-4, 36, 70
…… Non-Military Employment Scheme TSC 10-11, 20
air raids: CBI 130; JC 25-6; NR 102-6, 111-, 123-
… precautions: CBI 305; NR 104, 106
… shelter NR 183-86
see also ARP
Aladdin: MMS 3; ESR 79-80
Albania CBI 84
Albany BL 179
Albert, Prince NTL 10
albums
… baby GU 84
… photographs SEE photograph albums
alcohol BBC
see also drink
alcoholism: OTM 176-77; TSC 28
… curing: CBI 289; MH 27
… women TSC 28
see also drinking, excessive
Alexandra, Princess TH 25
algebra HR2 24
Allingham, William TH 12
Allington, Barsetshire CC 58, 271, 292
allotments: H 78-9; OBH 21, 384
Almack’s Club CS 101-2
Almanach de Gotha PE 237
alpaca DH 248
alphabet
… biscuits TST 92
… game: ESR 111; JC 62-3
altar cloth CC 204-5
Amalgamated Vedge WDM 232-33
ambulances: GU 179; TST 112-14
… field, in war TSC 5-6, 25-6
…… driving CBI 89
American Civil War LAA 52
American stock CC
see also food parcels; United States
Americans BBC
… and British: LAR 120-21; MH 283-85
Amery, Leo LMB 10.58
amputation: GU 188-92, 203; LAR 173, 177-78; MB 51, 66-7, 93-4
anagrams: CC 129-30; ESR 109-10; JC 62-3; CQ 12, 38
ancestors HR2 226
angels, guardian: B 222-23, 282-83; CC 319-20; ESR 226
animals, treatment of: B 226-28, 252; CBI 223; DH 128-31
see also bulls; cats; dogs; goats; horses; pigs; ponies; rabbits; rats
Ankle Deep (?) (Thirkell): NTL 185; BBC
Annuals CS 62, 96
Anthony, St. LAA 173
antimacassars, railway ESR 270
antique shop LMB 10.57
ants TST 226
ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) TSC 1-6, 37, 49, 79
Anzio, Italy: DD 50; MB 15; PBO 90, 105; PE 52
apostrophes OTM 210
apothecary CS 24
appendicitis B 238-
apples: MMS; NR 19, 21, 24-5; TH 81-2
… apple bobbing LMB 12.59
apricots: BL 121; MB 93
Arabian Nights OBH 233
… illustrations BMG 2.22
Arbuthnot, Fred PE 300-1, 303
archaeology: BL 252; DH 134
Journal of the Society of Barsetshire Archaeologists B 22
see also Barsetshire Archaeological Society
Archimedes LAA 109
architecture ESR 89
… modern MB 6
… pre-Raphaelite TH 66
Arcot House, Harefield: H 7, 11, 18, 20, 102-3, 106-7, 115-16; OBH 201
Argentina: AD 88; MB 26; PBO 136
Argentina Tango: CC 238-40, 266; PE 368
argument, logical AF 10-11
aristocracy
… of Barsetshire: MH 6; WDM 32-3
… Mixo-Lydian MB 32
… obligations LAA 189-90
… pronunciation (n’): CC 276; LAA 37, 208; LAR 321-22
… titles DD 164
see also Debrett; peerage
arithmetic: BBC; LMB 10.54
see also mathematics
Armistice: NTL 104; TSC 5-6, 10
arms (body part)
… artificial: GU 192; LAR 74-5
… broken B 142
arms, heraldic CC 259
Army, British: LAA 59-60; NTL 55
… APM TSC 6
… ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) MH 145
… batmen: NR 16; PBO 9
… Captain Brandon B 158
… Ghurkas TSC 120
… Intelligence: CBI 116; MB 90-1
… OTC CBI 107
… Territorials CBI 106, 116
see also Barsetshire Yeomanry; Regiments; Sandhurst; soldiers
Army and Navy Stores: LMB 9.58; TST 17
Arnhem, battle: DD 96, 109, 118-19, 129; HR2 13
Arnold, Matthew: DA 208; WDM 148
… ‘The New Age’ LAA 76, 188
… on Shakespeare LAA 242
Arnos Grove OBH 6
ARP (Air Raid Precautions): H 230, 250; JC 47; NR 43, 47-8, 57, 84, 104, 111, 139, 183; PBO 44
… shelter: JC 47; NR 187-91
… wardens CBI 236
Arras PBO 117
art ESR 36-7
… forms BL 52-3
… Italian ESR 22
… modern: CQ 155; LAA 159; PT 70, 83-4
…… see also Set of Five
… sales LAA 22-3, 40
… Victorian: CS 67-72; LAA 228
see also artists / painters; pictures
art exhibition AD 156-57
art gallery CS 68-72
Arthur, King HR 49
artificial arm: GU 192; LAR 74-5
artificial foot: LAA 127-28; MB 15, 93
… leg ESR 22
artists / painters: PBO 15-6, 109-10; PT 93
… Burne-Jones TH 22-3, 39, 41-2, 59-61
… at work PBO 108-9
see also names of real artists
… SEE Julian Rivers; Scatcherd
Arundel prints: DA 41; ESR 15; GU 232; LAA 160; NTL 243-44, 258-59; TH 122
… St. Ursula: LAA 160; NTL 258-59; SH 36
Ascot WDM 320
Ashes WDM 320
Assaye House H 144-45
astronomy: JC 79, 195; NR 54, 146, 149; TSC 143; WDM 16-7
atheism NTL 242
Athenaeum CS 4, 14
Athenaeum Club CS 137, 146-48, 162
atlases: OTM 36-7; NTL 11
ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service): GU 185; MH 145
attention: JC 100; PE 217, 242
attics: CQ 198-99; H 115-17; TST 60-2
… loft TH 60
Attlee, Clement: DD 332-33; HR2 56, 63
audiences: DD 69; PBO 95-6
Audit Ale WDM 7
August PE 291
Aunt Sally: MB 95-7, 235, 237, 267, 269-70; PBO 137
Austen, Harold LMB 7.59
Austen, Jane: AF 141; LMB 7.59; MB 33, 170
Emma: CC 236; CQ 154; AF 167; HR2 153, 159, 229
… Kipling on: CC 154; JC 30
Mansfield Park AF 141
Northanger Abbey OBH 153
Sense and Sensibility LAR 288
Australia: HR2 58, 74-5; PE 18, 301; TSC 1-2, 5-9, 16-9, 170-77; BBC
… 19th century HF 189
… aborigines HR 227
… ANZAC TSC 1-6, 37, 49, 79
… AT in LMB 1.52, 1.54, 4.54, 8.56, 12.59
… church TSC 89
… Government TSC 2, 130
… Henry Kingsley LAA 228
… Dick Morland in MB 70
… riots TSC 125
… sea crossings TSC 17-9
… wives TSC 8, 20-1, 94
Australian Imperial Force (AIF): TSC 22-4, 125, 132; BBC
… HQ TSC 10, 22-4, 36, 70
…… Non-Military Employment Scheme TSC 10-1, 20
Austria SH 128, 130
authors SEE writers
autobiography, AT’s: LAA 22; NTL 55, 267
see also childhood, nostalgia
autographs, signing OTM 190
autumn ESR 227
Ayr BBC

B

Bab Ballads see Gilbert, W. S.

babies: 1.1921-8.22; CC 122, 127-28; DD 21, 32, 35, 43-4, 315; DH 108-9, 112, 122-24; LAA 57, 116-18; LAR 267-68, 282, 312-13; PE 10-11
… album GU 84
… bathing: 2.21, 5.1, 3.22, 8.22; CC 213; NTL 166-67; WS 63
… on beach TH 129-30
… bottle-feeding: 3.21, 6.21, 8.21; GU 56-7
… breast-feeding: BMG 1.21; LAA 129; LAR 195
… clinics AD 80-1
… food BMG 9.21, 10.21, 11.21, 12.21, 1.22, 2.22, 3.22
… how soon born after marriage GU 83
… newborn: CC 111, 118; LAA 31-3, 41, 57
… potty training BMG 2.21, 6.21, 1.22, 4.22
… premature CC 117
… on shipboard TSC 98
… showing to visitors NTL 189-90
… sleeping: CC 315-16; LAA 116-18, 126
… unwanted GU 60-1
… voices: BMG 4.21, 7.21, 8.21, 12.21; CC 122, 133; DD 21; LAA 118
see also Christenings
Bach, J. S., music of: AD 77; BL 170; CS 113-14; NTL 127
… `Bist du bei mir’: JC 109; WS 76
bacon LAR 108
badgers: ESR 175; JC 268; WDM 42
Bagnold, Enid BBC
bags
… bridesmaids’ CC 66-7
… Dorothy OBH 224
… evening WS 93, 202
… handbag contents LAR 151-52
… make-up DA 68
baize, green CBI 241
baker PBO 68
… in wartime H 76
see also bread
Baker, P. B. (W. H. Smith’s?) CBI 129
baldness JC 10
Baldwin, ? LMB 2.60
Baldwin, A. W.
The Macdonald Sisters LMB 3.60
Baldwin, Didi TH 124-27
Baldwin, Oliver TH 105, 125, 127
Baldwin, Stanley: TH 106; BBC
ballet: B 86, 209; BL 187; PBO 95-6
… music: BL 52; LAR 247
… new, producing BL 111
… Russian: BL 53-4; CBI 69-70; MH 158; OTM 33, 38-, 53; PBO 96
… Victorian CS 142-43
Balliol: LAA 142; NTL 177; BBC
balloon ascent CS 49-50, 54-5
balls WS 198-218
see also dances/dancing
Balestier, Wolcott TH 90
Bampfylde, Sir Charles FH 199
bananas: NR 71; PE 285
bandages, making H 54
banking/banks: AD 3-4, 6, 84; ESR 111-12
… manager TST 262, 267
… staff ESR 117, 120
bankruptcy HR2 247
Banned Books CBI 100-1
banns, marriage BL 215
Baptist school (Pocklington Road School) CBI 234-35, 244, 251
Barchester: DH; ESR 92; LAR; PE; WDM
… Abbot NR 10
… Cathedral: CBI 319-20; DH 69, 78-82; ESR 74, 93-6, 95-6; JC 14-5; LAA 149, 235-; TST 179, 265
…… if bombed CBI 304-5
…… picture of ESR 35-6
… Deanery
… hotel SEE White Hart
… Odeon (cinema): CBI 27-8; ESR 43, 74, 202; LAA 211; NTL 270; PE 187; TST 80, 116; WDM 38
… Palace
…… Garden ESR 94-5
…… fishpond: ESR 96; LAA 120-21
…… see also Bishop of Barchester
… parliamentary constituencies PBO 125-26, 171, 193-94, 253-54
… railway station: CC 266-67; WDM 20-1
see also Barsetshire
Barchester, HMS: LAR 69-70, 140; NR 152
Barchester Chronicle: CBI 54, 273; DA 76, 79, 88, 101; HR2 99, 103; LAA 246-47; LAR 104; MB 14, 61, 127, 197; OBH 21; PBO 254-55; PE 54; TST 138, 161, 256, 268
Barchester County Council SEE County Council
Barchester Free Press: ESR 76; PBO 254-55
Barchester High School for Girls: B 214, 244; CBI 310-11; MB 30, 32, 50, 61, 99; OBH 55; PE 244, 270; SH 125-26, 160-61; TST 174-75
Barchester Hospital: CBI 127-28; H 54; LAR 172-73; WDM 268
… Christmas entertainment CC 274
… Friends of: ESR 103; WDM 13-4
… in wartime CBI 63, 202, 272
Barchester Mercury MB 14
Barchester News: LAA 246-47; TST 138
Barchester station CC 266-67
bargaining: CBI 193; CQ 26
Barham, R. H.
Ingoldsby Legends: CBI 24; CS 5-8, 15, 17; LAA 65; MB 34, 36-7, 71
…… ‘Barney Maguire’s Account of the Coronation’ CS 190-96
… ‘The Jackdaw of Rheims’ JC 58
Baring-Gould, Sabine
Lives of the Saints TH 122
barley sugar CQ 185-86
barn, renovating OBH 248-51

barometer DA 214
barouches CS 72, 79-80, 84
barrel-stand DA 44-5
Barrie, J. M. LMB 10.54
Mary Rose OBH 90
Peter Pan WDM 277
Sentimental Tommy LAA 2 83
Barrow, George
… `Lavengro’ BMG 2.22
Barsetshire
… East ESR 185-86
… families JC 7
… history NH 10
… names LAR 364
… origins BBC
… railways MB 5
… scenery B 27
… seats of nobility CC 270-71
Barsetshire Agricultural Show SEE Agricultural Shows
Barsetshire Archaeological Society: CC 163, 233; CQ 195; DD 158-, 317-; ESR 9, 82-3; LAA 22, 62; MB 50, 156-57, 171-; PE 195
Journal B 22
Barsetshire Benevolent Association BL 263
Barsetshire Courant TST 132-33
Barsetshire Evening News: LAA 246-47; TST 268
Barsetshire News LAA 246-47
Barsetshire Regiment: NR 12, 16; PBO 38
Barsetshire Yeomanry: CBI 145-46; CC 251, 253; GU 138-40, 210; MB 15, 63-4; OBH 259, 261; PE 332
Bartlett’s Dictionary of Quotations: CC 103; LAA 76; NR 130
Barton (landscape architect) ESR 215
Bath: HR2 164; LMB 9.54
bath salts MB 216, 223-24
bath sponge MB 216, 222
bathing
… in pools DH 171-72
… sea, at Rottingdean TH 130-
see also swimming
baths and bathrooms: ESR 61, 71-3, 147-48; NTL 216; TST 91; BBC
… Ascot heater LMB 1.51
… babies’ see under babies
… castle DD 145
… children’s NTL 166-67
…… hip TH 62
… cleaning CQ 19
…… small boys’: DH 192-93; HR 38; LAA 109-11
… death in OTM 184-85
… douche and sitz CBI 126
… flat PT 23
… flooded SH 48
… hip-: LAR 11; PT 23; TH 62; TST 91-2
… Nannie’s GU 40
… noisy MH 10-12
… Pomfret Towers PT 22-3, 31
… running H 13
… school SH 46-7
… on troopship TSC 60
… water restrictions H 12-3
Battle of Maldon AF 74, 123-24
bats AF 43
Bayly, Nathaniel
… ‘The Mistletoe Bough’: HR2 215; LMB 3.52; TH 115
bazaars SEE bring-and-buy sales
Bazoukis PT 42
BBC: DA 158-59; HR2 312, 315; LMB 2.52, 11.54, 9.57; NR 251; PBO 141; TST 20, 53; WS 103, 171, 177, 223; BBC
… audition for WS 82-5
… broadcasting for MMS 16-7
… mispronunciation: DA 159; HR2 312; LMB 4.59, 10.59
… news: CBI 122; H 101; PBO 258
see also radio
beach LAA 11
… Rottingdean TH 124, 129-
beagles PT 136-37
bean-picking: AF 119; NR 74-5
Beard, Squire TH 93-4
beards HR2 65
Beardsley, Aubrey LAR 73
beauty in women: CC 291; CQ 113-14; LAR 333; JC 35, 96; OTM 54
beauty cream AF 217
beauty parlour: JC 204; LAR 141
Becket, Thomas à DA 51-2
Bedale, Lisa (Isabel Dale)
… books by CC 104, 129
…… Aconite at Night CC 104, 188, 254-55
…… Blood Down Below DA
…… Don’t Spare the Hearses TST
…… Hot Cross Roads CC 250
…… Rattle His Bones CQ 103
…… Which Way Up CQ 234
bedding ESR 241
bed-jacket TST 113
bedrooms ESR 59-60
… fires in: LAA 155; LAR 11; PT 56-7
… for guests NTL 163-64, 214
… heating LAA 170
… Lady Emily’s WS 63
… untidiness: ESR 59; HR2 33-4; NR 91-2
… washstands and hip baths: LAR 11; TST 91-2
beds LMB 9.53, 8.56, 9.56
… uncomfortable: LAR 148; NTL 125
…… pre-Raphaelite TH 65
… wartime NR 48-9, 65-6
bedtime, children’s TH 36
bed-trays, folding: NTL 163; TST 307-8
beef NTL 141-42
beer: BL 42-3; DA 44; JC 75, 248, 250, 270; LAR 346, 349, 354-55, 362-63; NTL 230; OBH 213; PBO 29
… Pilward’s Entire: LAR 354-55, 362; TST 186
… on troopship TSC 53

see also breweries
Beerbohm, Max: AD 129; HR 206
Beethoven, Ludwig van
… music: AD 52; BL 54, 170; CS 111, 113
beetles: DA 118; ESR 105; NR 41; OTM 45; PBO 196-97
Beggar’s Opera (Gay): LAA 34, 173; OBH 280, 379
begging letters HR2 29-30
Beliers Priory: DD 146; ESR 9-; GU 14-, 107; LAR 5, 10-11
… ruins ESR 9
Bell, Lady BMG 11.25
Belloc, Hilaire
Caliban’s Guide to Letters HR 223
… ‘Henry King’ AD 171
Struwwelpeter OTM 56
bell-ringing: NR 62-3; PE 199, 313, 328-33
bells
… alarm ESR 16-7
… Cathedral DH 75
… church H 120-21
… door OBH 24-5
… dressing SH 136-37
… fish-pond CC 164-65, 172
… outside DA 50
… servants’: BL 107, 189, 266; CC 163-64; ESR 72; HR2 220-21; HR 145; LAA 302; PT 29-30; TST 43
Bell’s Life in London: CS 4, 92; FH 219-29, 237-41, 249-56
belt as weapon TSC 159-60
benefactors MB 39
Benson, A. E. BBC
Benson, John, Lord Charnwood LMB 3.54, 4.54, 9.54, 11.57
Bentley’s Miscellany CS 5-7
bereavement: CC 168-69; ESR 247-48; LAR 118; OBH 345; PBO 265
… of children TSC 134
… husbands CQ 204, 232, 259
…… see also widowhood and widows
… sons: GU 129; LAR 35, 122; PT 44; WS 8, 179-80

… war ESR 138
…… wives WS 186
see also mourning; widows and widowhood
béret, army H 22, 24-5
Bernstein, Henri TH 40
Betjeman, John TST 235
betting CS 81-2, 87
bézique: BL 97-8; LAA 158
Bible/s: B 58; ESR 105; LAA 16; MB 93; TST 10
… Aaron’s robes H 86, 88
… binding NTL 96
… ‘a book we were never meant to understand’ H 73
… characters PE 30
… concordance: CQ 229; LAA 13; TST 10
… Corinthians: B 56; JC 143
… Ecclesiastes: DH 75; OBH 12-3
… Exodus ESR 223
… Genesis: CC 78; LAA 13, 244
… Family NTL 249
… Haggai: MB 91-2, 124, 268-69; OBH 15
… Job: CBI 304; HR2 67
… John ER 239-40
… Jude, Epistle of LAA 155-56
… language OBH 26
… names CQ 148
… old NTL 96-7
… Prodigal Son DD 220, 278
… Proverbs: AD 204; CQ 243; ESR 15-6; HR2 66
…… ‘wicked flea’ JC 138
… Psalms SH 156-57
…… (39) LMB 1.59
…… (60) Moab: DD 146; TST 65
…… (69) DD 51
… quoting: CQ 228-29, 281; ESR 198
… reading: CQ 48, 63; ESR 185; HR2 65-7, 155-56
… Revelation: CQ 280; JC 51; LAA 175; PE 206
… Romans JC 135
… Samuel HR2 206-7
… Sarah LAA 244
… Song of Solomon ESR 198
… translation DA 208-9
Bickerstaffe, Isaac NTL 8-9
bicycles/bicycling: AF 54; BL 102, 107-8; CBI 55, 294; ESR 65; JC 185-86; LAA 272-73; LAR 38; OBH 249; PBO 14; PE 198-200; WDM 11-2
… children’s DH 12, 17-20
… cleaning and maintenance: DH 30; MB 103-5
… lights DH 30-1
… L. Morland on DH 20-1
… pump DH 31-
… puncture, mending WS 87-8
… racing DH 20-
billiards H 38-9
Biographical Dictionary of Provence: CC 297; NR 172, 328-29; WDM 150
Bird, Amanda LMB 7.51, 12.59
Bird, Penelope LMB 10.54, 2.56, 10.56, 1.59, 8.59, 12.59, 260
Bird, Tony LMB 3.54, 9.57, 6.58, 12.59, 4.60
birds and bird watching: JC 87, 260; LMB 1.60; NR 63-4, 70, 100, 174-75, 183, 315; OBH 334; PE 69, 192, 212-13, 233, 296, 301
… drawings of: CC 125; JC 46, 66-7
… feeding in garden DA 92
… magpies TST 53-4
… shooting: NR 39; PE 17-8
… swallows DA 81
see also canaries; doves; hens; ornithologists
biretta B 23, 25
Birmingham
… St. Philip’s Cathedral TH 112
birthday book SH 124
birthdays WS 198
… first BMG 1.22
… parties TST 283-84
… tea MB 216
…… child’s MH 181-
… 17th: MB 202-3, 205-; WS 175-85, 195-96
… 70th
…… AT’s LMB 1.60
…… Lady Emily’s LAR 74-
…… Laura Morland’s TST 9, 20, 183, 284-, 299-
biscuits: DH 129-30; SH 96; TST 74
… charcoal BL 85
… children’s TST 92
… ginger: TH 119; WDM 13
… making MH
Bishop Hatto WDM 305
Bishop of Barchester: CC 160-61; DA 60-1, 149; ESR 115-16; H 42; LAA 120-21; NTL 63-5; PBO 70; PE 220-21, 271; WDM 239
… resignation LAA 83-4, 240-41
Bishopess: DA 202-3, 241, 246-47; GU 230; LAA 83-4, 125; LAR 321; NTL 64-5, 193-94; PBO 70
Bishops OBH 13-14
Bishop’s Stortford BL 205
black market: LAR 220-21; OBH 189, 193
blackout: CBI 102-4, 111, 163, 221; GU 153-54, 156; JC 47; NR 110; PBO 44-5
… curtains, later use NTL 64
blackshirts: OTM 34, 38-9, 48, 67; SH 145
blacksmith JC 150, 166-67
black tie AD 68-9, 78
Blackwood NR 86
Blake, William: NTL 55; WS 77
… pictures: BMG 2.21; TST 22, 180
blindness ESR 228
blisters NTL 156
blood transfusion LMB 7.60
blooding, hunt HR 40
Bloody Mary (drink) TST 158
blotter, ‘art’ MH 112
‘blowing up’ BL 268
Blowsabel, bouncing NR 86
blushing AD 36-7, 104
boarding school HR2 146
… dormitories DH 47-8
… upper school DH 232-
see also Southbridge School
boats
… Australian TSC 17-8
… on canal DH 95-105
… oars, putting up DA 96
… river: LAA 180-81, 266-67, 272, 292; SH 66-, 156; WDM 139-
…… boating parties OBH 267-
… steam CS 138
see also punting; rowing
boat-house / sheds: PE 23, 26, 30; SH 65
… closing for season CBI 219-20
bodgers: CQ 165-66; HR2 55
Bodleian library CC 95-6
‘Body in the Bag, The’ (comic song) WS 117-21
Boer War: CC 122; DD 39; TH 79-80
Bognor JC 249
Bohun, Thomas: CC 106, 198-99, 202, 218, 222-23, 259, 293-96; DD 46; ESR 94; MH 144-45, 151-52, 230-32; NTL 185
… memorial tablet LAR 203-4
Bolder’s Knob: ESR 64, 69, 76, 78, 82-3, 137; NR 63; PBO 70-1
Bolikoff (artist) PT 152, 188
‘Bolton Abbey in the Olden Times’ (picture) JC 12
bombs PE 37
see also air raids
Boodles Club CS 136-37
Book Clubs CBI 285
Book Drive HR2 36
Book of the Month: CBI 287; CQ 102
… Banned CBI 100-1
book tokens: OTM 92-3; LMB 11.59
bookbinding: NTL 96; PE 163-67
… special HR 223
book-cases / shelves
… doors in CC 228-29, 259, 302
… ladders for: LAA 140, 156; AF 12
bookmarks HR 123
books PE 148-50
… Annuals, Victorian CS 62, 96
… borrowing / lending: CQ 167; H 89-90; PT 26; LAA 54; NTL 188
… burning HR 206
… care of: CC 250; DA 42-3
… characters from life PE 345-46
… choosing to read LMB 11.56
… cleaning DA 42
… complimentary copies CC 88-9
… on doors, false: CC 228-29, 259, 302; PBO 182
… end papers PT 184-85
… good bad HR 33
… in the home NR 234
… hospital trolley TST 65
… jackets: GU 212; PT 184-85
… length LAA 201
… from libraries PT 86
… lists CC 102
… lost LAA 227
… natural history DA 247
… obtaining LMB 9.58, 10.59
… old LAR 368
… own, chosen CQ 234
… prices ESR 254
… ‘real’: B 84; DD 243; PE 171
… religious DD 25
… signing: AF 144-45; HR2 130, 289; MH 160; NTL 17
… titles NTL 59-60
… uncut PT 96
… US editions NTL 27-8
see also dedications; libraries; magazines; novels; publishers; writers/writing
booksellers / shops HR2 78
… Foyles LMB 10.59
… W. H. Smith LMB 10.57
… Victorian CS 62-3, 188
Boon’s Benefit, Winter Overcotes GU 136-37
Boots (retailer) LMB 11.58
see also Gaiters
boots
… in Bab Ballads LAA 81
… button boots: ESR 243; WDM 229
… cricket DH 64-5
… polishing: JC 168; TSC 21
… for ponies: LAR 143; NTL 252, 254; TST 7
… repairs DH 221
… wellingtons PBO 16-7
boredom PBO 62-3, 65
bores: AD 137; AF 170; DAA 222-23; WS 32, 60, 190-93
Borough English LAA 64-5
Bosham, Sussex LAR 5
Bostock & Plummer’s: CC 145; CQ; HR2 92, 146; JC 14, 202; OBH 180
Boswell, James
Life of Johnson FH 127, 268
Botticelli
… Flora CBI 28
bottle opening WS 212
bottles as weapons TSC 125-27, 159-60
Borgias OTM 57-8
Boucher, François (painter) PE 144, 244
Boulogne NTL 205
Bowdler, Thomas: CS 62; FH 221, 225
Bowman, Mrs. TH 44
boxing: CS 52; SH 95; TSC 156
… school match HR 136-41
Boxing Night TH 114
Boy Scouts: AF 166-70; B 223; DH 64-5; NR 47, 59
boys SH 151
… clubs AF 166-70
… fatherless HR 139
… growing up WDM 109
… and mothers see under mothers; sons
… small, build: HR 9, 137; LAR 233
see also schools, boys’
Boys’ Own Paper NR 61, 137
BPBA SEE Pig Breeders Association, Barsetshire
Brahms, Johannes: DA 169; ESR 231
bran BL 86
Brandon Abbas MB 14
Brandon Abbey: B 17-8, 28-; MB 13-4
brandy: BL 151; DA 10; HR2 70, 147-48; HR 245-46; MH 254; NR 115-18
brassières JC 203
bread: LAR 171; OBH 301; PE 143, 188, 245; TH 35
… baking SH 138-39
… crusts SH 153
… delivery MB 206-7
… postwar DD 120
… rationing PE 188, 280, 291-92
… starch-free BL 204-5
bread-pellets / pills: DH 247; PT 96
breakages
… china LAR 212, 217, 226
… school: DH 62-3; SH 121
breakfast: AD 23-; HR 42; MH 9-; OTM 24, 93; PE 66; WS 219-21
breeding HR2 35
Bremer, Frederica, books by LAR 61
Brer Rabbit AD 119
Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
: CQ 105; LMB 12.59
breweries/brewing: ESR 7, 42; OBH 107, 127
brewers’ drays: B 69-70; CBI 81; ESR 142; LAR 354, 362; MB 154; TST 186
bridegrooms PE 90
bridesmaids’ dresses CC 65-6
bridge (card game): AD 44-5; HR 78; OTM 98; PT 44; BL 17-8; SH 17-8; TSC 99; WS 201
Brigade of Guards: DA 58, 65, 81; ESR 138, 172; NTL 240, 268
Brighton, Sussex: LAA 248; LMB 11.53; TH 46-55, 68, 133
… 19th century FH 27-8, 104, 138-50
… Royal Albion Hotel LMB 12.57, 1.58, 1.59, 1.60, 2.60
… The Ship (hotel) LMB 1.59
… veteran car rally LMB 10.56, 11.54, 11.56, 11.57
brilliantine: DH 237; MMS 14
bring and buy sales / bazaars: CQ 10, 19-; H 161-62; LAA 224; MB 224-27, 233, 235, 240-; PBO 23, 41-2, 260-
Brisbane TSC 81
Britannia WDM 61
British Broadcasting Corporation SEE BBC
British Empire ESR 5-6
British Institution CS 70-2
British Legion: CBI 234; H 41; NR 15-6
British Medical Journal GU 204
British Museum: CBI 69; LMB 2.53; NTL 78; OBH 230; PE 213
British Railways: ESR 270; OBH 31-6, 260, 262, 365
British Restaurants: OBH 31; PE 206
broadcasting MMS 18-9
see also BBC
Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire FH 40, 46, 183
Brompton cemetery: AD 132; DA 54
Brontë, Charlotte TST 106
Jane Eyre FH 22
Villette LAR 103
Brontë, Emily TST 106
Wuthering Heights CBI 124
bronzes BL 90-1
brook, litter-filled LAR 305
Brook’s Club: CS 80-1; FH 232
brothers
… elder SH 142
… and sisters ESR 208
…… adored by sisters: AF 67-8, 102, 258-59; GU 122-23, 126; PE 67, 110, 355-56
…… sparring with sister TST 88
broughams: DA 84-6; ESR 242-46; GU 107; MB 161, 227; NTL 269-70; TST 141
Brown, Ford Madox
… ‘The Last of England’ LAA 228
Brownies LMB 10.54, 11.54
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
… film about CBI 27
Sonnets from the Portuguese: HR 134; LAA 167
Browning, Robert: B 227-28; CC 289; DD 142; ESR 131, 148; HR2 48; LAR 325; LMB 3.52; NTL 59; OBH 189; PE 262; SH 45, 175-76, 181, 183; TH 120; TST 8
… `The Blot on the Scutcheon’ LAA 17
… `Gold Hair’ WDM 41-2
… `Grow Old along with Me’: JC 61; LAA 10, 270
… `Home Thoughts from Abroad’ TST 5
… `The Lost Leader’ LAR 39
… `The Lost Mistress’: DD 98, 119, 199; LAA 134-35; LAR 371; NTL 6, 269; SH 181; TST 21
… on music TST 140
… `The silence grows …’: DA 239; HR2 267; NR 284; WDM 194
… `Soliloquy in a Spanish Cloister’: B 227; CQ 38, 193; DD 195; TST 84-5
Brussels BL 85
Buchan, John DD 143
… Thirty-nine Steps: CC 72; CQ 81
Richard Hannay: CBI 117; CC 72; CQ 81; OBH 153; SH 176
Buckingham Palace JC 15
Buckley, Arabella, books DA 247
budget MH 240
Buenos Aires PT 78-80
builders, speculative: CQ 17-8; MB 10
bull fight PT 84
bulls: AF 134, 138, 157-59, 170-73, 175, 179, 181; BL 119; DD 135; LAR 307-8; OBH 293-94
… calves: MB 184; PBO 250-51
… as metaphor BL 206-7
… naming: ESR 171; OBH 366; PBO 251; WS 15, 56
… trading in PBO 136
bullying OTM 41
Bulwer, Henry Lytton CS 4, 62, 149-50 (should be Edward Bulwer-Lytton)
Ernest Maltravers CS 119, 151-52
Leila CS 4
buns
… at Rottingdean TH 128
Bunting, Miss
… introduced MH 12-3
… memorial tablet PBO 106, 226, 227
… tabloid TST 26, 268
Bunyan, John
Pilgrim’s Progress: CQ 270; DD 227; HR2 77-8; LAA 94; MB 183; PBO 252; PE 130, 248
… Slough of Despond LAR 48
burglar alarms ESR 16-7
burglars: ESR 14; TST 139
Burke, Edmund LAA 308
Burke’s Peerage LAR 72
Burlington House FH 181-82
Burma PE 65
Burnand, F. C. CC 146-47
Happy Thoughts: CC 102; NTL 78
Burne-Jones, Edward BBC
… as grandfather TH 12-3, 18-27, 41-3, 46-7, 50, 57, 59, 61, 70, 72-3, 80, 101-2, 121-22
… pictures: TH 22-3, 39, 41-2, 59-60; BBC
…… on nursery walls TH 60-1
… portraits of TH 66-7, 99
… stained-glass windows TH 112-13
Burne-Jones, Georgiana: LMB 9.58; TH 46-7, 49-50, 75, 77-80, 96-8, 102-5, 118-19, 125; BBC
Burne-Jones, Margaret SEE Mackail
Burne-Jones, Philip: LMB 4.60; TH 66-8, 120, 125
Burne-Jones café, near Canterbury LMB 4.60
Burns, Robert: CC 196; ESR 218-19; JC 265
Burnt Njal: AF 48; OBH 224-25; TH 16
buses TH 51-3
… country AF 201-3
… driver BL 184
… queues OBH 351-52
… rides LAR 134-35, 156
butchers PBO 49
Butler, Samuel: LMB 1.59; MB 71
butlers: CBI 33-5; ESR 176-77, 184-85, 208-9, 221; NTL 69, 98-9; PT 28; TST 41-4
… SEE Horton; Peters; Simnett; Sparrow
butter: CBI 184-85; CC 84; NR 45
button boots: ESR 243; WDM 229
buttonhole, men’s, flowers in: MB 220; PBO 225
buttons SH 72-3, 83
… sewing on SH 68
… shirt AD 28-9
… silver: DD 256; GU 92-4, 178, 261-62
Byron, George Gordon, Lord CS 4
… poetry: CBI 186; OBH 307; PBO 133; PE 210-11
…… Don Juan FH 127, 202-3
…… on Samian wine CQ 92-3
… and Harriette Wilson FH 45, 114, 182-83, 197, 212, 230-31, 276
Byzantine Empire H 152

C

C. A. B. (Citizens’ Advice Bureaux) GU 200
cabbage BL 121
cabs, Victorian CS 127, 146

Customs HM 129
…Australian TSCr 176-7
Czecho-Slovakia CBI 85, 165

D

Daily Dustbin CBI 285, 290
D
dustmen, Victorian CS 30-4
Dutch, the HM 56
duty: JC 30, 53; MH 116-17; NTL 261; PBO 36; WDM 244
Duval, Eugéne (Jean le Capet): Bs 80-1, 85, 105; MH 121, 281

E

eagle metaphor MH 28
Ealing AD 118
ears AF 28
E
exercise books (LMB 8.51, 10.54, 10.57, 11.58)
exhibition PE -173
extroverts ESR 137
eye lockets HM 172-3, 180-1

F

face a main CC 145-6
face massage AD 110
factory (TScT 264, 267)
f
fuses, electric MMS 18, 19

G

Gaba Tepe landing TSCr 5, 37, 49, 79
gadgets: ESR 17; NTL 162
..
gypsies: GU 22, 90-2; HyRts 133; LAA 45, 106-7, 193-4; OBH 357, 358-9
…Victorian CS 81, 85-7
SEE Jasper

H

Habakkuk NTL 197
hackney carriage CS 127
Haggai: MB 91-2, 124, 268-9; OBH 15
-7
hymns: BL 68-9; CQ 147; DH 205; ESR 32, 50, 102; HM 15; HighR 99-100; JC 38-9; MB 123; NTL 242; OBH 242; PBO 76, 77-9; PE 157-8
…books BL 73
…chapel PBO 21
…`Jerusalem the Golden’: BL 71, 73; PBO 76, 77-8
hysterics WDM 162

I

`I don’t mind if I do’: HyRts 73; TSCr 13
Ianthe PE 307
Ibsen, Henrik
.27-8; CC 127; DD 129; TSCr 112-13
Italy: AD 83; CBI 69; HM 84; NR 24; PT 12, 20
…art ESR 22
…Calabria CBI 312
…liberation DD 129
see also Anzio; Florence; Rome
…SEE Felicia Grant

J

Janissaries OBH 120
Japanese
…in Australia TSCr 3, 41-2
…in World War II MB 24-5, 93
) (LMB 3.52, 2.53)
Jutland Cottage, Southbridge JC
juvenile delinquents CQ 111
…louts LAA 45-6; PE 26

K

Kamerad! CQ 15, 207; LAA 241
Keats, John: DD 9; HyRts 182; LAR 244; NTL 59; MB 210, 212; PE 126
…`Drear Nighted December’ TH 103
…1
Knox, John: AD 129; DH 118; JC 261
Kornog bread BL 74, 104-5
Krogsbrod, Hvord ESR 200

L

labels, economy WDM 175-6
Labour Exchange MB 30
Labour Government HyRts 79, 80-1, 82, 85, 134-5, 249, 251; OBH 15, 135; PBO 253-5, 272-3; PE 29, 255
L84
Lyra heroica PE 184

M

macaroni DH 208-9
Macaulay, Thomas Babington CS 155
…`Horatius’: AF 12, 90, 114; CC 146; HyRts 11, 204; JC 80; OBH 358; PE 264, 265; (TScT 315); WS 36
Macaulay, Zachary FH 221

My Fair Lady (TScT 196-7)
Mystery Play WDM 208-9, 245-7
mythology HighR 166

N

Nabob, Harefield HyRts 153-4
…Assembly Room HyRts 162-
Naboth’s vineyard: CQ 183
nails, finger: HM 30; NDT 243; NTL 198, 204
name-plate machines WDM 20
n
…station PBO 7; PT 1
nutrition LAR 109
nylon /s: DD 49; pJC 239; LAR 121; NTL 13, 38, 133

O

oak tree OBH 1, 355, 357
oar Bs 25
Obelisk: CS 51; LAA 103-4, 285; PE 300

Oxford University Press BBC
Oxonian, The: CS 45; FH 207
oysters OTM 30, 38

P

Packer’s Universal Derby: Bs 205-13; CC 288; LAA 13; LAR 164, 175, 182, 184, 194; (TScT 181-2, 188-); WDM 17, 245
…mending LAR 169-70
.. 311-12
puppies: HighR 131; PE 295
…poem about CS 73-4
Puritans LAA 175

Q

quail HighR 176-7
Quakers : CS 153-4; NTL 7
Quangle-Wangle (Lear): DD 315; LAR 48; MB 58; NTL 20; PE 119
Quarterly Magazine CS 138-9, 148
Queen’s Buildings FH 184-5
quicksilver LAA 160
quotation/s: HyRts 94; LAA 243; TScT 47
…Books of: CC 103; CQ 69, 105; LAA 76; TScT 89
…seeking: CC 103; CQ 105; ESR 224; LAA 76, 202; NR 130
…using DD 18

R

rabbits: HyRts 40, 55; JC 159
…in Australia TSCr 154
…as food: PBO 29; TSCr 154
.
Russians (LMB 12.56)
Rutland Gate, London HighR

S

saccharine HM 9-10, 12
sadism TSCr 151-2
safes NTL 97
.
Sydney Bulletin TSCr 131, 177
symbolism LAA 291
Syrup of figs ESR 223

T

tablecloths: MB 143-4; NTL 174
…damask ESR 131-3
…monogrammed DD 52
…rollers for ESR 132-3
tables, folding PE 288
 261, 292; ESR 258; TScT 94
…professional (LMB 11.50, 1.51, 6.51, 8.51, 9.56, 7.59)
…system (LMB 8.51)
typing chair (LMB 10.57)

U

U and non-U (LMB 10.56)
umbrellas (LMB 12.58); TScT 60
…recovering NDT 245, 249, 256
see also parasols
Uncle Remus (Harris) NR 113
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (H. B. Stowe) TScT 7
uncles in history HighR 46, 50
undergraduates see students
Underground DH 72
…air shelters NR 294-5
D 62-4, 66, 71
upper class PE 26
see also aristocracy
Ursula St. AD 20
utility clothes: CC 145; GU 174; HM 200, 260; MH 260

V

vaccination
…babies’: BMG 4.21, 5.21; DH 113, 133, 155, 170; MH 48
Vache-en-Étable ESR 120, 203; NTL 240
Vrganizations, voluntary
votes/voting HyRts 58
…postal HyRts 59
…proxy: ESR 58; PBO 173-4
…women’s HyRts 84

W

W.A.A.C. (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps) Bs 52
W.A.A.F. (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force): GU 185; PBO 8, 145, 147, 210
Wagner, Richard OTM 206
… Lohengrin Bs 207
.san Barton; Lisa Bedale; Miss Hampton; George Knox; Laura Morland; Hermione Rivers
writer’s cramp (LMB 9.55)
W. R. N. S. (Women’s Royal Naval Service) HM 78-9
W. V. S. (Women’s Voluntary Service): GU 200; HM 230, 250; LAA 147, 148, 189; MB 60-4, 157; NR 53
Wyndham, Madeline TH 127

X

Xantippe NTL 64

Y

yacht DD 303-4
Yeats, W. B.: PT 55; TH 40; WS 167
Yellow Shop (LMB 8.51, 2.52)
Yonge, Charlotte
The Daisy Chain CBI 324
The Heir of Redclyffe: CQ 210, 256; GU 59; HyRts 221-2; LAA 70; NR 36
Yorkshire manufacturer BL 81-2
Young Conservatives LAR 172
Young Woodley (film) LAR 41
youth DA 12
…teenagers LAA 164, 267
…younger generation: CBI 301; ESR 8, 179-80; OBH 110-11, 168
Youth Hostels PBO 69

Z

Zeus HighR 166
zoetrope ESR 211
Zola, Emile NR 277
zoning, food supplies GU 165, 246
Zoological Gardens CS 51-60

Index compiled by Hazel Bell
Published by the Angela Thirkell Society
© 09/2002, rev. 2021