Benjamin Britten et al. in Friston - 20 June, 1931
I have early breakfast & go to Victoria & catch 9.20 to Eastbourne, where Mrs. Bridge meets me in Miss Fass’s car (a friend of theirs who lives v. near & is with them most of the day) & motors me to their lovely cottage in Friston. I play tennis all afternoon & after tea with Mr. Bridge who is really very good, & amazingly steady. Great fun. Miss Fass is here for tea & dinner, & Mr. B. & I go to her house & listen, after supper, to a bit of Carmen, on her wireless from Rome. The country around here is too superb for words. No one about at all – lovely!
Benjamin Britten, Diary of Benjamin Britten, June 20 1931. In John Evans (ed.), Journeying boy : the diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938 (:London, 2009), p. 77. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408439312218 accessed: 9 February, 2023
Originally submitted by Simon Brown on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:08:32 +0100