Aug 2 Tuesday.

Second anniversary of leaving Deyá. [RG]
Went to Rennes with Laura. Taxi-man kept us waiting ¾ hour at Montfort which made us angry. Then furniture: 3 tables, 3 chairs for about 500 francs. The 5 tables, 3 chairs, 2 chest. of draws, 2 beds & mattress = about £14.
The priest with blue eyes whom both L & I noticed separately.
Iced coffee & bock1.
Anita gave me a bottle of Anisado2.
Getting Montague's[RG]
Slept in only a sheet.
Beryl & Alan ×××× [indecipherable] bathed in the lake.
No bats now.

Editorial Notes

1beer eds.
2sweet liqueur KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • 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.
  • Montfort

    Monfort, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Montague Simmonds

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