Nov 23 Wednesday.

Alan will come to Paris with me.
Dictionary, Swiss Ghost doing [figure - Figure – drawing of arrow, pointing to "Dictionary" ] colours and adverbs today.
Dorothy made a beautiful flapper1 of blue & silver.
The little black cat still[RG] recovering from its bath – the petroleum in it was too strong.
Chamberlain & Halifax2 visit Paris: are booed.
Beryl's joke:
Frappe, frappe,
Qui là?
×××× [indecipherable] Allemand quoi?

Editorial Notes

1fan for fireplace KG
2Edward Wood, Lord Halifax (1881-1959) eds.
3 "Knock, knock" "Who's there?" "German" "German what?" "Nourishment" eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Paris


People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

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

    Chamberlain, Neville
    (1869-1940) British Prime Minister in the 1930s; m. to Anne Chamberlain née Cole eds.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22