to the blog for the book, 'The Secret diary of a 1970s' secretary'*, the actual diary for the year 1971, written by 19-year-old Sarah Shaw in her first year working as a secretary for the BBC in London.
The diary describes her everyday office life, trips out to the cinema, extensive takeaway curry-eating and life in a girls' dreary hostel; it also follows the developing consensual relationship between herself and a much older man.
Take a look at these videos
and browse the posts and pages here for photos and background information.
The book is available from all good bookshops and online.
*paperback title. The hardback is called 'Portland Place: secret diary of a BBC secretary', see here for more info on the change.