Dec 1 Thursday.

5 hours of Dictionary: to extract our ration of 100 words. Very little else except a walk to the village with Alan & there ate rabbit-pâté at Hotel Ouest
Laura finished 5th scene of Greeks & Trojans and worked with David on problem of what would be a perfect modern machine made chair. She did Aristotle1 again at night.
A fawning letter about my poems from R.Church.
Finished British Social Life in India2 (by myself, not reading aloud)[RG] and Code of the Woosters3 – sadly bad.

Editorial Notes

2 British Social Life in India by Dennis Kincaid. London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1938. eds.
3 The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse. London: H. Jenkins, 1938. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • David Reeves

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

    Church, Richard
    Sir Richard Thomas Church, (1893-1972), British poet and writer eds.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939