This version is about 9,000 words longer than the previous one, largely because of additional material in 1930 through about half of the month of May. But don't confuse size (more words) with quality. We have more information, but most of it is relatively unhelpful. It's mostly about Warren, but for the latter part of this time he is in Oxford, having completed a term in Shanghai and taken a ship home, the Tai Yin. That ship traveled through the Panama Canal to New York, where it docked. Warren got another ship from Boston to Liverpool. Then he spent some time in Oxford with Jack and Mrs. Moore at the Hillsboro house. They are in the house-hunting stage that will result in the purchase of The Kilns. At that point there is a lot of activity that both brothers engage in, including the frequent afternoon walks, the opera, and stops at local pubs for a beer. Some of Jack's tutorials and meetings are reported in Warren's diary at this time. Church attendance is clearly not in view here for either brother, which is exactly what we would expect. I have also corrected the date of the last BBC talk in the first series. It has been reported in some places as September 6, 1941, but it was definitely on Wednesday, September 3, 1941, as consultation with the BBC's Paul McCusker by William O'Flaherty has confirmed.
Posted by Joel Heck.