Jan 13 Friday

Wet, wild weather
Dictionary and letters.
At night we (Alan, Beryl, Montague, Dorothy & I – not Laura) went by car to a village film Moscow Nights1 and walked home. (Gipsy music & Annabella: a mess.) First film I have seen since July
(In dictionary) A: Do you believe in gneiss?
Self: Gno!
Fall of Tortosa2

Editorial Notes

1 "Moscow Nights", 1936, starring Laurence Olivier as Captain Ignatoff eds.
2Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

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
  • 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
  • Dorothy

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

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935