Jan 24th Friday.

It hasn't rained for weeks and the beans & peas are dying. Nobody feeling well. Sun very hot & wind started up agian.
Richards sent ×××× [crossed out] proof corrections forwarded to U.S. & to F.F. Also, half the proofs of Lars Porsena: sent off. News that James & Mary Phillips are to be married at Easter.
With Gelat to see how almond trees have struck: nearly all have.
First review of Epilogue: in New Statesman: not a review, nasty & long.
Planted McC's St Brigid anemones in pots.
Wrote to James & to Mary.
Note on book-advertizing.1

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936

Organizations Mentioned

  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG


    • Title: Welsh Ecclesiastical Habits [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing and Improper Language [2nd rev. edition]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Kegan Paul
    • Idno: A21c
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: New Statesman and Nation, The [originally:The Statesman]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1913-
    • Title: Book Advertising
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Robert Graves
    • Editor: Laura Riding
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 239 - 246
    • Idno: B25
    • Date: 1937