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Lilian J. Gardner

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Quetta, India


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Lilian J. Gardner was born in Quetta, Pakistan, which was part of British India until partition.
From the age of eight, she was a boarder at the St: Denys’ Girls High School in Murree, a hill station at the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.
After completing her studies, she obtained a diploma from the University of Cambridge. Immediately after, she studied at the St: Denys’ Teacher’s Training College, Murree, where she qualified as a ‘Froebel’ Kinder Garden and Junior schoolteacher. Lilian taught in St. Denys’ School for a short period, for a special role with problem children.
Since her marriage in 1958, to an Italian engineer, she taught English privately to foreign students of all ages in different countries.
At present, she is living in

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Lilian Rick wrote: "Your friendship is a privilege that I did not earn, but that I'll try to repay.
Thank you, Lilian!


Thanks Rick. This is so kind of you. Cheers!

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Rick Barnett Your friendship is a privilege that I did not earn, but that I'll try to repay.
Thank you, Lilian!


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