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    Journaling and Diaries

    I have kept a diary since childhood, from the age of nine or ten. I write it at the end of every day. I do not remember exactly how old I was, or what motivated me. It could have been the literary influences of the time – The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend was popular. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank ignited in me a lifelong interest in holocaust history. Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret, by Judy Blume, while not strictly a diary, read like one. These books were cultural phenomena, like Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding would be much later.

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