Ap 15 Sat.

Proofs, walks by the lake (waterlilies) Dorothy mending things for us.
Goodbye party at Hotel Ouest – their invitation. Cherry tree in full blossom: illuminated by sunset.[RG]
Mme Perou, Paulette, Mlle Louet, le Grec (P.O. [Post Office]P.O.), M.Bouliou (Pinson's wicked clerk) two little nephews (Jean & Louis) and we five.
Jokes about Alan (Un bock – visiter à M. Pinson. Un faveur a demander1) about Dorothy in general, Alan's imitation of M. Schoine the tailor, mine of Mme [Madame] Perouin (je suis si oublieùse – ce bon M. Chamberlain qui a sauvé la jeunesse d'Europe2)
Laura to Paulette was 'ma pauvre petite madame'3. We were made to drink too much and everything was lovely.

Editorial Notes

1 "One bock [beer] – visiting at Monsieur Pinson's, a favour to ask" eds.
2 "If I am forgetting – this nice Mr. Chamberlain will save the youth of Europe" eds.
3 "My poor little woman" eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

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

    Perou, Paulette
    daughter? of Mme Perou eds.
  • Dorothy

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

    Madam Perou and her family who befriended RG et al at La Chevrie eds.
  • M. Pinson

    Pinson, Monsieur
    lawyer in Montauban, France who handled the rental agreement for La Chevrie eds.
  • M. Schoine

    Schoine, Monsieur
    a tailor KG
  • Chamberlain

    Chamberlain, Neville
    (1869-1940) British Prime Minister in the 1930s; m. to Anne Chamberlain née Cole eds.