May 30th Thursday.

Work all morning on C.F.V. .
Sent off 1/5th to Barker to forward to Curtis Brown as a sample for translation rights. Did some new.
To sea, with Honor Gordon Mary Carl Salamo1. Bathed, not so cold – unsuccessful diving for a shell. Collected stones for Sch [Schwarz] 's steps.
High tea at Canellun. Umbrella got jammed. Letter from Liddell Hart asking if he was meant in the Evening Standard letter. Replied evasively, but friendlily.

Editorial Notes

1RG's dog. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG

People Mentioned

  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Curtis Brown

    Brown, Curtis
    One of RG's literary agents. WG
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: London Evening Standard
    • PubPlace: London