Jan 18 Wed.

Montague's last day.
Dictionary; Laura got up late and spent all the afternoon in the presence of M & me explaining to D her attitude.
In the evening we went to Hotel Ouest & had supper: & several Grand Marniers1.
A Montauban expression about a knife being as blunt as 'les fesses de Simon'2.
Lawrence books3 arrived: I like them.
This was the day tipped by the F.O. [Foreign Office] last Nov [November] as the next Crisis: it is now postponed till [until] Feb [February] 4.

Editorial Notes

1liqueur eds.
2 "Simon's arse" KG
3 T.E. Lawrence to his Biographer. Graves' book and Liddell Hart's book were packed together as a boxed set (see Higginson re. A49 b. First English issue [1939]. eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France

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
  • Montague Simmonds

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938