July 13 Wednesday

To Nantes with Laura for her to renew her American passport: via Gr[RG] Bain de Bretagne, Grand Fougaye, Derval Nozay. By a headachy bus.
Alan & Beryl bought provisions for us; & we more. The American Counsul, Cook, seemed lonely.[RG]
Norman is engaged to Catherine at last.
Café at the Angelus (opposite Anita's) watching dancing in the square. Soldiers paraded with torches a band & magic[RG] Japanese[RG] lanterns.
Last day at Hotel: we have both lost our silver cigarette lighters: no other damage.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Central

    Rennes, France
    RG and LR's temporary accomodation while travelling to and from France, 1938 eds.
  • Nantes

    Nantes, France
    city south of Rennes eds.

People Mentioned

  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. 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).
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Catherine Vandervelde

    Vandervelde, Catherine
    one of Korda's scriptwriters; friend of RG and LR, met at Denham studios; contributor to World and Ourselves; married Norman Cameron in September, 1938. eds. Diary, and Friedmann 302
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.