Oct 31 Sunday

Last night L & I talked late: I decided to write a book about her.1
In the morning went for a walk with Len & Jane in grounds of Chiswick House2. Len gave us his Book ×××× [indecipherable] Way to read.[RG]
Some work on 2 specimen chapters of Belisarius for Random House.
Laura & I checking Alan's Auden-plagiarisms article.
Dropped 2 shillings in Norman's money box for Vera Hankisson & Michael Ross. (M.R. came canvassing & stopped to hint for money for an art show).
Beryl & Alan to tea: made out a list of 16 good minds & several doubtfuls.
Supper at Len & Jane's: Betty Noxon too. Len showed me 'Dibpou'3 a dice-game & we played thread-puff.
Fighting a headache due to wearing London clothes.

Editorial Notes

1See references in November 27th and 28th entries. eds.
2on Burlington Lane, Hounslow eds.
3 " Dibou " KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

    England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds
  • 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).
  • Michael Ross

    Ross, Michael
    m. to Axelle Ross eds.
  • Noxon

    Noxon, Betty
    (1907-1996) American painter, m. to Gerald Noxon, friends of Jacob Bronowski eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21