Nov 16 Wednesday

Same hot damp weather.
Dictionary of Bible1 came & ditto Christian Biography2Alan had to lug them from Boisgervilly – a place I have never yet seen.
* Finished Castle : about 14,000 words[RG]
David rang up from Paris.
At Montauban Mme [Madame] Perou and Alan & I had a talk. French poetry came up & I said it was like French jam – too sweet and without the taste of the fruit. She said: but like French jam, much clearer. I said yes, and insipid. She said 'Ah, but not Emile Zola3!'
Finished reading about[RG] the story of[RG] the Mutiny – the first book for some time – large print.
* Govt [Government] retired over Ebro: Anglo-Italian agreement signed.

Editorial Notes

1Likely Words of the Bible: A Bible Dictionary Norwalk, CT: C.R. Gibson, 1938. eds.
2Likely Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature by Henry Wace and William Coleman Piercy. London: John Murray, 1911. eds.
3Emile Zola (1840-1902), French novelist eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • Ebro

    Taragona, Spain
    The Rio Ebre [Ebro River] travels through Taragona eds.
  • Boisgervilly

    Boisgervilly, Brittany, France
    town near Montauban, France eds.
  • Paris

    France

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

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

    Perou
    Madam Perou and her family who befriended RG et al at La Chevrie eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Castle-Keeper, The [children's story; unpublished?]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-10-30