Dec 26 Monday.

We called the Dr [Doctor] (Thèbault) for Marie: he said that she was not bad – too polite to accuse her of malingering. Leonie works one-handed and we still[RG] have Sidonie (Mme Loyard) daily.
Dictionary & some pp [pages] of last ch [chapter] of Swiss Ghost.
Little work gets done: so much snow and housework.
The black[RG] farm-dog (Sultan) came excitedly to Dorothy with a bleeding paw – it was a hedgehog which Beryl has adopted. It seems to be hibernating.
Christmas pudding at night.
Laura mostly on letters: beginning the Herods part of Lives of Wives.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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
  • Leonie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Marie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Mme Loyard

    Loyard, Madame
    woman from Montaubon, worked for RG & LR at La Chevrie eds.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22