Aug 31 Wednesday.

We telephoned Margaret to inquire if anything can be done to rescue Norman from this disastrous marriage. She replied 'Nothing: & he says he's happier than ever in his life – in spite of Catherine having quarrelled with all his best friends [sic: friend].' She will come out here, she thinks: the marriage is on the 4th. She prophesies some sticky disaster: as Laura does too.[RG]
Stack of heavy wood
(120 francs the 3 cubic metres) for sawing
& burning.
We have changed from Highlife to Naja cigarettes.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Catherine Vandervelde

    Vandervelde, Catherine
    one of Korda's scriptwriters; friend of RG and LR, met at Denham studios; contributor to World and Ourselves; married Norman Cameron in September, 1938. eds. Diary, and Friedmann 302