Jan 4 Wednesday.

Postman came with Calendars
Went in car to Montauban to ask Doctor about Leonie: he was reassuring. Played Russian billiards with Alan: a 690 break.
Chill on stomach.
Haircut.
John & Lucie [RG] sent cut-out pictures to us and Lucie sent me a tie, & John a basket-of-flowers drawing for Laura who does not like baskets –
Some loose talk about Germany in Balkans & her need of grain lands. Someone said Germany should be given Venice[RG] 1 there[RG] and I said she could only grow water-cress there which everyone thought funnier than I did.

Editorial Notes

1Italy eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Alan

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

    Léonie
    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.