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27 The Times publishes the first of EW's despatches from Abyssinia under the byline 'From Our Special Correspondent'; the series continues until 13 November. 30 The Daily Express publishes the first of EW's despatches from Abyssinia under the byline '"Daily Express" Special Correspondent'; the series of four pieces is concluded on 6 November. November 2 (Sun) The Coronation takes place; EW attends the six-hour service. During the next few days, witnesses a procession (4th) and goes to a race meeting (5th), a review of troops (7th) and a museum (8th).
The abdication crisis is at this time becoming intense. RomeBerlin Axis declared. Goes to Oxford with Christopher Hollis, who is speaking at the Newman Society. Lunches with Ronald Knox, dines at Campion Hall and sees Father D'Arcy, and attends Hollis's lecture. Lunches at Campion Hall and then travels to Mells, where, over the next few days, he inspects more houses and works on Scoop. Meets Laura and they go to Pixton Park. Returns to London and goes to Sir Alexander Korda's film studio to discuss a project for a film to be scripted by EW; though the project eventually comes to nothing, EW spends much time working on it during the next few weeks (see also 14 January 1937).
23 Dines with Lord Clonmore, Father D'Arcy and Christopher Hollis. 1936 24 26 28 29 49 To Pixton Park with Laura for the weekend. Goes to the Manor House, Mells, Somerset, the home of Katharine Asquith, to which he makes many subsequent visits. Sees Christopher Hollis, who lives in Mells village, and later returns to London. D. Peters, and is busy with preparations for the journey to Abyssinia. Sees Olivia Plunket Greene. Leaves for Rome by the overland route, arriving the next day. August 3 (Mon) Goes to Assisi, which he greatly likes, returning to Rome on the 6th and proceeding in the evening to Naples.
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