Nov 30 Wed.

French General Strike.
It did not seem very general to us – we got letters, newspaper (Ouest Eclair) watched trains go by, used phone.
Laura misses the syringe which I broke: David bungled the job of replacing it when he went to Paris. Bellyache all day and & in evening broke 10 dessert plates by dropping a box of dates on them.
We play Cambeluk in evening (Alan, Beryl, David & I) 2 against 2 changing partners.
Dictionary: planned next ch [chapter] of Ghost.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Paris


People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • 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


    • 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