I was quite pleased with the result, even if if got a bit too frizzy, but hopefully it will look better the next time I try it. I will also use rollers the next time. Now I did it with a curling iron as in the book, but it such a hassle to use. The photos aren't great, as per usual I forgot that it could be nice to have some until it was dark outside.
I suddenly saw a likeness to my grandmother I have never seen before- her hair looked very much like this in photos I've seen from the mid-forties.