Dec 12 Monday

To Montauban, about a carte d'identité 1, with Alan & Beryl.
I wrote to Mac Neice2 taking him up for his review of my poems3 in the Listener
Beryl had ordered a ginger kitten but it died: the other two are not yet house-trained.

Editorial Notes

1identity card eds.
2see enclosure 20 December, 1938 eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

    MacNeice, Louis
    Irish poet (1907-1963). eds.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Listener, The [BBC magazine]
    • Editor: Janet Adam Smith
    • PubPlace: London