Oct 15 Saturday

Finished Worm Gods after a lot of work.
Laura Dorothy Beryl & David went in a car to MontaubanAlan's birthday tomorrow – while Alan & I went to St Uniac saw the sacred well & played Russian billiards (1 franc a time) at the pub.
Boiled chestnuts from our trees, and apple charlotte, and rabbit pâté from the Hotel Ouest.
T.L.S. did not print my letter but wrote a smarmy letter to me. I replied hotly.
We made up a sentence each adding a word: 'Let none of us further[RG] further[RG] allow ourselves to consider the Germans.'
Fullstop by Beryl.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • St. Uniac

    Brittany, France
    a village within walking distance of La Chevrie. eds.
  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • 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
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Times Literary Supplement
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times London
    • Date: 1902-1968
    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11