Monday Dec 21

Proofs.
Dentist: third attempt to stop tooth
Visit to Jenny with Laura.
All right again there.
Am now smoking four cigarettes a day.
Dinner with Douglas West: Maisie there. He was nice, but little got said.
Proofs again till [until] 1.30
All these days thousands of Xmas cards & presents
Our cards [sic: at] 1 the Deyá shield the year 1937 and the word courage!
Cover of Trojan Ending from John.

Editorial Notes

1have[?] eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

    West, Douglas
    reporter for the Daily Mail, husband of Kitty West eds.
  • Watson-Turner

    Graves' dentist whose office was at 59, Wimpole Street; RG names him interchangeably: Turner-Watson, W. Turner, and Dentist eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.

Bibliography

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