Dec 6 Tuesday

Laura not feeling well: had hardly any lunch.
We[RG] I went to Montfort with Alan, Dorothy, Leonie, Marie, by car, for the St Nicholas1 fair and bought toys for Christmas and a few household things – also a box-wood butter-spoon & ten soldiers and a cake with Vive St Nicholas on it. Saw a bantam hen, roundabouts, and two ballad-stalls at one of which a man wearing horns sang about cuckold.[RG]
Dictionary & Ghost Ch [Chapter] XI

Editorial Notes

1i.e. Christmas eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montfort

    Monfort, 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).
  • Dorothy

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

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Marie

    servant at La Chevrie 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