Anniversary of leaving Deyá [RG] Aug 2 Monday Bank Holiday.

Wrote 6 pp [pages] of Belisarius (and a lot of reading to go with it).
Went over 22 pp [pages] of Laura's typescript, Letter book .
Invented a new game on lawn, two a side: Laura & Norman, Alix & me, putting on the lawn driving a coloured india rubber ball between opposite goals.
Feathered1 another arrow on a small cane shaft bought at Cranleigh – the best arrow for shooting we have.
Beer at the pub with Norman.
Toothache all but gone.

Editorial Notes

1fledged? KG

Hands Referenced

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

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.
  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura