At 4.35 we hired a car and went to take tea at the Lewises, The Grange, Rottingdean.
|The Grange, Rottingdean|
About 10 or 12 people there. Sir George Lewis had ridden two hours on the Downs, had bathed, and had played tennis.
|Typical South Downs scenery|
Both Sir G.and Lady Lewis curiously and naively house-proud and garden-proud.
The garden is fine, with various lawns and good trees and fruit. Lewis explained how he had bought a hill on the Downs in order to preserve a view unspoilt. He has 71 acres of his own.
The Grange Garden
Sir G. is very agreeable as an oriental is agreeable. Lady Lewis also was most agreeable: she kissed Dorothy like anything at parting, yet had scarcely known her before. They were extremely hospitable. I had quite a chat with Sir G. and Lady, in the former's little room where he works - for he always works. They were most insistent on me arranging for German translation of my books.
Sir George Lewis died in mysterious circumstances in Switzerland on August 8th 1927 - accident or suicide?