In August 1916 FS
fled to London after her broken engagement and stayed with Viva Jeyes
. To help speed Freya's recovery, Viva introduced her to author and translator Margaret Jourdain
Izzard, Molly. Freya Stark: A Biography. Hodder and Stoughton, 1993.
In mid-1923, Viva Jeyes
introduced Freya and Flora Stark
to the Buddicom family, who owned property near La Mortola. Freya then began a close friendship with Venetia Buddicom
, travelled with her soon after this...
During this period FS
lived in St John's Wood, London with a family friend, Viva Jeyes