July 24 Sunday

* My birthday. Dorothy arrived.
B & A gave me a pot of honey, Laura an oil-can & case for my bicycle, the kitten NONO a packet of Gauloise.
Juan & Anita with Miguel Gabriel & Juanita came out & we played 7¼ for 3 or 4 hours. They brought champagne & almond cakes.
In the evening we sat round a wood fire in Laura's room with the mirror-candles lit.
Later L & I talked to Dorothy about her trouble with M & Mary who is 16 years younger than him, and a mess.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Juan

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

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

    Ripoll, Miguel
    Juan Vives' business partner from Deyá; married to Francisca née Mayol eds.
  • 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
  • Gabriel

    Vives, Gabriel
    son of the Médico, Dr. Antonio Vives. eds.
  • Juanita

    Vives, Juanita
    Juan and Anita Ana's daughter WG
  • Dorothy

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

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Mary

    Montague Simmons' young love interest eds.