Sept 5 Monday

A bad day: day of Nürnberg1 congress. All French officers on leave recalled to garrisons, & all Rennes & Montauban talking of war. Jeannine (Anita says) afraid of being killed. A rumour in Montauban that we were going too. Montauban has elected its first left deputy. The streets were full of feathers, symbolic of plucking 'the Chouans'2.
Went over Laura's proofs with her; and Alan. Fires all day.
Got mushrooms in neighbouring fields: but not enough rain lately.

Editorial Notes

1Germany eds.
2Brittany insurgents KG

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.
  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Anita

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