Monday Oct 26

Tidying up letters etc.
Cold weather begins
Talking over Comedy Scenario — Bultons1.
Reading Margery Kemp.2
Len & Jane to dinner at Prada's – champagne & talk of buttons.
Then to Maisie's – late. Tom, Len, Maisie, Karl, L, Norman Lloyd Williams, Violet Freeman, J.F. for a moment.
Good reviews of Antigua which I sent to U.S.
Lawrence trustees will not allow publication until 6 months after official publication, & all letters to be available. No use.

Editorial Notes

1for Claudius eds.
2 Pilgrimmage KG; likely The Booke of Margery Kempe (1436). eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Jane

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).
  • Norman Lloyd Williams

    Williams, Norman Lloyd
    worked for the BBC; married to Wynona "Noni" Hope Wright eds.
  • Violet

    Freeman, Violet
    wife of Dr. John Freeman eds.
  • J.F.

    Freeman, Dr. John
    friend of RG; married to Violet Freeman eds.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Claudius [the film: based on I, Claudius, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton. It was never completed.]