Aug 27 Friday.

Children left by car with Harry & Alix: Alix going to Germany1 where her father is dying. Harry staying in London for the night.[RG]
Laura & I went to London by train, lunched with Honor at Escargot [RG]: talked over the problem of H.'s2 dumbness toward her. Bought pyjamas; complained of wearing-out of my flannel trousers at Allen's, Laura bought day-gowns, we wandered about, missed seeing Len: Nada 3.
Allen x[RG]arrived by an earlier x[RG]train than we arrived back by.

Editorial Notes

2Harry's? KG
3Nothing... KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

    England
  • Nuremberg

    N㉎berg, Germany
  • Escargot

    London, England
    restaurant eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    J.B. Allen
    London tailor KG
  • 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.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.