Jan 1st Sunday

We talked late: but I got up at 8.30, the champagne having been good, feeling all right.
Finished draft of last chapter of * Swiss Ghost
Spring weather.
The Levriels came ×××× [indecipherable] to wish us ×××× [indecipherable] a Bonne Annee1 & brought us a chocolate cake in the form of a book called 'Histoire de Montauban '2
Laura doing the Herods3 with great difficulty.

Editorial Notes

1Happy New Year eds.
2 "The Story of Montauban" eds.
3King Herod and his wife Mariamne? For Part III of Lives of Wives eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Alan

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

    family who ran[?] the Grand Chevrie farm at RG & LR's rented estate in Montauban, France 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
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939