Dec 4 Sunday

David went by car to St Malo – started at 11.30. His boat leaves at 4. o'clock & he gets, via Jersey1, to Waterloo at 7.30 pm tomorrow. Beryl & Alan went[RG] & Dorothy went with him as far as St Malo.
Laura who had been up to 4.15 am last night went to bed again & did not manage to get up all day.
I did Dictionary with[RG] by myself & Ghost, Ch [Chapter] XI

Editorial Notes

1British Isle eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • St. Malo

    St. Malo, France
    port on the north-west coast of France. eds.
  • Waterloo

    Waterloo, Southport, England
    Usually refers to Waterloo station (in diary) eds.

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.
  • 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


    • 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