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.