Aug 12th Wednesday

After shopping at Selfridges with Alan, mostly underclothes & stationary,[RG] Spent day with Liddell Hart who was very nice & son Adrian & masterful wife Jessie & secretary Miss Gamage at Merrow Grange Hotel Guildford full of very stupid people. L.H. agreed Savage's terms imposs. [impossible] Would try Arnie again before declaring war. Has been overworking gets £ [sic: 3,4000] 1 a year, can't suggest reducing standard of living. Would like to chuck his job. Gave me notes to read, for possible publication. Covering manoeuvers [sic: manoevres].
James & Mary came.
Supper at Barcelona restaurant Alan, Karl, Laura, Honor, Gordon,[RG] James & Mary [RG], Ward & Dorothy, me.

Editorial Notes

1£3,400. KG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Barcelona

    London, England
    Spanish restaurant frequented by RG and friends eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. 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).
  • Savage

    Savage
    Arnie Lawrence's agent KG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & 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.
  • Adrian

    Liddell-Hart, Adrian
    son of Capt. and Jessie Liddell-Hart
  • Jessie

    Liddell-Hart, Jessie
    wife of Capt. Basil Liddell-Hart
  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Mary

    Reeves, Mary
    wife of James Reeves; daughter Stella born 14 June, 1938 eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Selfridges

    Selfridges
    London department store eds.