Sat July 2nd

No work yet.
Walking round the town: and in afternoon by car to PLENLAY, and PAIMPONT 1 where we looked at the village and had tea ( I an eau de vie de cidre 2 at the inn; polished oak & apple wood tables flowered wall paper & everything beautiful in country-rococo taste. Abbey with 15th century angels: men playing skittles with tall blue striped pins and a ball with a grip.
Alan sick in car.
Laura & I to cinema: where she got depressed (and seats uncomfortable) and we thought of leasing a proper house in the[RG] country.
Met Dr's3 sister4 & brother-in-law from Tours5.

Editorial Notes

1Plélan and Paimpont are towns outside Rennes eds.
2apple brandy eds.
3 Médico eds.
4Margarita KG
5France eds

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.