Aug 29 Saturday

In morning letters, and lunch with 3 children at Prada [RG] afternoon with Sam to see Sanders of the River1: David stayed at Maisie's to work, but slept. Saw Harry Kemp & Ward & Dorothy for a moment.[RG]
Supper at Chata,2 all of us. Diana Graves was there. Jenny invented: "I keep all my kisses in my hand.. When I'm [sic: I've] required to vamp. I use a rubber stamp."
Troy till late.
Dreadful laundry ruin among clothes.

Editorial Notes

11935 movie, produced by Alexander Korda eds.
2Chata's: restaurant. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG

People Mentioned

  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • 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
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Diana Graves

    Graves, Diana
    RG's neice, daughter of Richard (Dick) and Eva Graves RPG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937