8 Dec 1947

Scope and Content

On her letter and Christmas card, sending parsley seeds, food rationing, riots in Aleppo, the situation in Palestine, Freya Stark's talk about the Arabs, Woolley and archaeologists, the weather, a trial by ordeal which former army people are put through before being given administrative posts, Christmas presents, Ursula having been to London and stayed with Titty, Ursula's Guardi painting, Dorothy moving into the chauffer's house, Cholera, shortage of cigarettes, and stamps.