BILLY GRAHAM IS A CRANK

BILLY GRAHAM IS A CRANK

"A most insincere and unpleasant man.”

W E D N E S D A Y,  2 3  A U G

Again the painter was here all day - he seems rather nice. I took him some tea.

Got a letter from Anya about Billy Graham. She says some people were crying at the end. It sounds like mass hysteria to me - I’m relieved that she thinks he's a crank. One of the things he said was that Francoise Dorléac had been “striving all her life to be redeemed from her sins”. What a lousy thing to say. He also said Cliff Richard (who’s gone very religious) is as popular in Britain as Elvis Presley was in America. That’s a factual example of an untruth. I don't believe he should be allowed to get away with this religious nonsense any longer - someone jolly well ought to protest. 

I read 'Mansfield Park' all day. The introduction is excellent; it's made me fully appreciate the book. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to understand these sort of books without help.

Eileen’s present came - a small white bobble-beaded bag! It's absolutely fabulous. 

After supper outside we had a slide show of this year's photos. I look pretty mediocre in most of them, but I like the one of me at the helm of the boat because I always look better in a scarf.

Low down in my tummy I've got a ghastly sort of pain as though I've pulled my muscles. I hope it goes away for the tennis tomorrow.

Ingrid and la pipe de Papa

Ingrid and la pipe de Papa

"IT'S ALL ON FLOWERS AND IT MAKES ME SICK"

"IT'S ALL ON FLOWERS AND IT MAKES ME SICK"

HANGING OUT WITH LUCY

HANGING OUT WITH LUCY