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August Issue: Granny, I hardly knew you


Welcome to August Issue of the Oldie podcast.

George Courtauld, a former Queen's messenger and bestselling writer of The Travels of a Fat Bulldog, has penned a delightful piece about discovering his grandmother Daisy Dobell's diaries in his attic.

He speaks to The Oldie's editorial assistant, Ferdie Rous, about his grandmother: her childhood, why she earned the nickname – 'Naughty Daisy' – and her close friendship with her cousin the poet, Eva Dobell.

Courtauld's book, a collection of his grandmother's diaries, Daisy's Diary 1888-1900 was published in April.