Thursday 12 December 1940
‘I have it at last !! It’s all signed. It is mine. Not a room, mind, but a real apartment – bedroom, kitchen, WC with a washbasin !! And a rubbish chute, my dear!! Just next door to Chez Dilys, 320 rue St Jacques. I am on the 8th floor with a fabulous view over the Val-de-Grâce and the whole south east of Paris. I’ll have the sun all morning and I’ll have heating in January and February (how about that?) Oh, I am so happy’.
Most of Madeleine’s diary was written in her studio apartment on the 8th floor of 320 Rue St Jacques. Delphine B. lived there for a number of years until very recently. She had the kindness to welcome me into her flat and she took the following photographs: