AGE 18

ENROLLED AT BRIGHTON SCHOOL OF ART. HAPPY IMMEDIATELY.  LOVED THE OCEAN, THE LIGHT, THE ROLLING SUSSEX DOWNS, ALL CONSTABLE AND TURNER LANDSCAPES. SERIOUS BOYFRIENDS. MAURICE  FILLERY, ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT IN THE SAME BUILDING. DEREK WEST , ONE YEAR AHEAD OF ME IN THE PAINTING SCHOOL. KEN (YOUNG GREGORY PECK). FIFTH YEAR STUDENT ON THE PEDAGOGUE YEAR. I SPECIALISE IN PAINTING, THOUGH DRAWN TO SCULTURE . AM POPULAR WITH BOTH SEXES BUT THOUGHT ODD FOR NOT JOINING THEM IN THE PUBS. LOATHED MY OWN PARENTS HEAVY DRINKING HABIT BY NOW. BOTH ADDICTED TO MERRYDOWN CIDER. DRUNK EVERY NIGHT. EMBARRASSING! VOW NEVER TO TOUCH THE STUFF MYSELF, EVER.

AT THE END OF THE FIRST YEAR.