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February 13, 2008

Epilogue

Jean Day fills in some of the details of how she researched and wrote her novel Day After Day.

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February 06, 2008

Thirty-Seven

George Williams King, who served as Mayor of Worcester, died on Christmas Eve, 1907.

His daughter Muriel, saddened by the death of her father, worried by the prospect of a new life in Malaya following her imminent wedding, writes a long, anxious letter to her friend May.

Jean Day brings her novel, based on real people and intensive research, to a solemn close.

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January 30, 2008

Thirty-Six

Muriel tells her betrothed that her Father, the Mayor of Worcester, is very seriously ill.

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January 23, 2008

Thirty-Five

Muriel is busy helping her mother to fuflil her duties as Mayoress of Worcester.

And Harold, in distant Malaya, is still feeling the hurt of the postponement for a year of his marriage to Muriel.

Jean Day continues her novel Day By Day, which is set around a hundred years ago.

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January 16, 2008

Thirty-Four

Muriel continues to exchange letters with her betrothed, Harold, who is working in the mining industry in Malaya. But there is a crisis in their affairs. Will they now be getting married?

Jean Day's novel is set in the early days of the Twentieth Century. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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January 09, 2008

Thirty-Three

News of a wedding in Worcester...information about the wildlife in Malaya...

Muriel and her betrothed Harold continue to exchange letters.

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January 02, 2008

Thirty-Two

Harold, who is working in the tin industry in Malaya, continues to exchange loving letters with his betrothed Muriel, who lives in Worcester.

Jean Day continues her historical novel which portrays the social climate at the start of the 20th Century. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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December 26, 2007

Thirty-One

Muriel in Worcester and her betrothed Harold, who is working in the mining industry in Malaya, exhange loving letters which are also a commentary on the early days of the Twentieth Century.

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December 19, 2007

Thirty

...It was also lovely that Elgar turned as he passed a certain house in the High Street on his way to the cathedral and saluted an old gentleman whose face could just be seen looking out of an upper window. It was his father, who was watching the honour being paid to his son by the city of his birth. Being very old and growing feeble, he was unable to leave his room; but what must his feelings have been on looking out of that window and seeing before his very eyes the fulfillment of his wildest dreams!..

Muriel, writing to her betrothed Harold who is working in the tin mining industry in Malaya, tells of the ceremonies granting the freedom of the city of Worcester to the great composer, Edward Elgar.

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December 12, 2007

Twenty-Nine

Strong-willed Muriel and her betrothed Harold, who is working in the tin minining industry in Malaya, continue to maintain their relationship by means of lengthy letters.

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December 05, 2007

Twenty-Eight

Muriel in Worcester continues to exchange letters with her betrothed, Harold, who is now working in the mining industry in Malaya. She learns something of Christmas celebrations in that country.

Jean Day continues her novel of romance and social mores set in the days following the conclusion of the Victorian era.

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November 28, 2007

Twenty-Seven

Harold sails off to Malaya, there to work in the minining industry. He and his betrothed, Muriel, keep in touch wih each other by means of letters.

Jean Day continues her novel of romance and manners in the days immediately following the end of the Victorian era.

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November 21, 2007

Twenty-Six

Muriel and May attend festivities in Cornwall - and Harold prepares to sail for Malaya.

Jean Day continues her novel of social manners set just after the end of the Victorian era.

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November 14, 2007

Twenty-Five

Muriel, though still convinced that she has some noble blood in her veins, decides to abandon her search for an historic family ring.

Jean Day continues her story involving historical researches and the ways of society at the dawning of a new age following the death of Queen Victoria.

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November 07, 2007

Twenty-Four

The quest goes on to discover the titled ancestors of Muriel, the daughter of a Worcester shopkeeper.

Jean Day continues her novel of changing times set in the years immediately following the end of Queen Victoria's reign.

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October 31, 2007

Twenty-Three

Muriel, assisted by her friend May, has been researching her titled ancestry. The girls meet to compare notes on what they have discovered.

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October 24, 2007

Twenty-Two

May, after digging into the history of one of Muriel's forbears, the Marquis of Winchester, tells of her findings.

Jean Day continues her historical novel Day After Day.

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October 17, 2007

Twenty-One

Muriel, with May's assistance, visits a fine country house to "dig'' into her family history.

Jean Day continues her novel of changing social manners set just after the end of the Victorian era.

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October 10, 2007

Twenty

The girls hand in their petition calling for votes for women - but there is a feeling of anti-climax rather than triumph.

Jean Day continues her novel of social change, set just after the conclusion of the Victorian era.

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October 03, 2007

Nineteen

The girls go from door to door, collecting signatures on a petition calling for votes for women.

Jean Day continues her novel revolving around the social changes taking place at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters of this story please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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September 26, 2007

Eighteen

Strong-willed Muriel and her friends meet and decide to join the fight for women's voting rights.

Jean Day continues her novel of life and love at the end of the Victorian era.

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September 19, 2007

Seventeen

Muriel gives a dinner party for her friends - and invents a new game to entertain them.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel of manners which is set at the end of the Victorian era.

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September 12, 2007

Sixteen

Muriel and May cement their relationships with Harold and John by sending frequent letters.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel which conveys the manners and morals of society at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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September 05, 2007

Fifteen

Christmas is celebrated in traditional style, and love blossoms.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel of manners which is set at the end of the Victorian era. For earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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August 29, 2007

Fourteen

After an exchange of letters Muriel thinks that Harold Day is her sort of man.

Jean Day continues her novel of social manners which is set at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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August 22, 2007

Thirteen

The girls enjoy the sights of London - but there is a sharp exchange of words between John Day and Charlotte.

Jean Day continues her romantic story which highlights the changing attitudes between the sexes at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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August 15, 2007

Twelve

The girls excitedly plan their theatre trip to London.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel of manners set at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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August 08, 2007

Eleven

After some persuasion, Muriel and May arrange a trip to London to see a musical show and meet up with John Day.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel set at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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August 01, 2007

Ten

At last the day of the picnic arrives - a day for conversation and happiness.

Jean Day continues her romantic story which is set at the end of the Victorian era. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on this page.

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July 25, 2007

Nine

Muriel and her father go to an art auction and indulge in a picture-buying spree.

Jean Day continues her novel of romance and manners set a hundred years ago.

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July 18, 2007

Eight

Muriel and her friends enjoy an afternoon of reading and assesing poetry.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel of manners which is set more than a hundred years ago.

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July 11, 2007

Seven

Muriel and May picnic with the Day brothers, and the event is a huge success.

Jean Day continues her novel of domestic manners set more than a hundred years ago. To read earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on his page.

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July 04, 2007

Six

Muriel and May visit the Tree household, and a huge family picnic is suggested.

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continues her romantic novel which is set more than a hundred years ago.

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June 27, 2007

Five

Muriel, still keenly pursuing John Day with a view to getting him to propose marriage, sends a letter suggesting a date for a picnic.

Jean Day continues her romantic novel set more than a hundred years ago.

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June 20, 2007

Four

Muriel King, pursuing her ardent plan to marry a young man she has never properly spoken to, attends a Sunday morning service.

Jean Day continues her novel, set just over a hundred years ago. For earlier chapters please click on Day After Day in the menu on his page.

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June 13, 2007

Three

...“What does your father do for a living, Miss King?” Mrs Duncan asked.

“He is an epicurean victualler, Mrs. Duncan. He owns the J.J. Williams and Co. shop in the centre of town. He prides himself on offering only the best in all goods. Generations of our family have been grocers.''

“Oh, yes,'' said Mrs Duncan, not exactly approving of grocers. Her husband had inherited wealth accumulated by his father James Duncan who was famous for redesigning the Pamplemousse Gardens in Mauritius...

Jean Day continues her romantic novel which is set in the early years of the 20th Century.

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June 06, 2007

Two

Jean Day continues her historical novel, in which a most determined young lady is in pursuit of an unsuspecting young man.

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May 30, 2007

One

Young Muriel King has to read a poem before a congregation of the great and the good at a memorial service for Queen Victoria in Worcester's magnificent cathedral.

After the service, while chatting with friends, she meets a good-looking young man and is immediately swept off her feet...

Jean Day's new novel, Day After Day, will be serialised week by week in Open Writing.

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