Just for once I want to be me .. I shall write exactly as I please. I shall set down the events of our family days along with such simple little moralizings and philosophizings as I'm given to.."" And very nice it is too, this sentimental, affectionate, fanciful diary-- with all the pleasing feminine graces. Her husband Jack, her twelve year old Faith, and Buff, the Cocker puppy, comprise her family of which she writes. School, a musicals, an appendicitis, Mrs. Turnbull's own perplexities as she works in the New York Public Library, as she gives her first lecture; her diversions, a frivolous new hat, poetry! her war work for Britain, her difficulty in settling down to that new novel, etc. Engaging trivia. An American Mrs. Minniven.