Thursday June 30th

Arrived 5.30 St Malo. Juan Vives met us in car & took us to Rennes where we put up at Hotel Central.
Crayfish, winkles (for first time) and very good food otherwise.
Saw two magpies on the road to Rennes.
Anita wept on seeing us.
We went to see a flat no 21 Rue Gurnant & took it: only changing paper of one room. We 'bought' furniture from him, because he mustn't rent a furnished room. Alan & Beryl also got a flat in 103 Rue Nantes.
Spent a long time wandering round the streets: a lovely town.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.
  • St. Malo

    St. Malo, France
    port on the north-west coast of France. eds.
  • Hotel Central

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

    Rennes, France
    street where Alan Hodge and Beryl Pritchard lived temporarily in Rennes eds.

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

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

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG