Aug 7th Friday.

Consulate1 opened at 10 o clock. By 10.6 had visa2. (Women helping) Taxi to station. Just got train 10.19 (Laura protesting). Wire at Dieppe to Maisie.
Roy Campbell3 on boat4: full of coloured lies. Apologised to L & me for libel on us in "Georgiad"5 or something. London at 6. Maisie there, just going to Scotland. To Nottingham Place: then J.F. put us in Kitty West's house at 32 York Terrace Regent's Park: she was in Ireland. Two nice Welsh maids & spring-cleaning. Wires to A.G. etc. Hot bath[RG]
Slept[RG] Maisie gave us supper (and Pat Ewen) at Étoile.

Editorial Notes

1British KG
2 Laura's KG
3in Cordoba hat and black cape KG
4cross-channel KG
5a long satire, published 1931 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Dieppe

  • Cordova

    Cordova, Andalusia, Spain
    city in north-central Andalusia eds.
  • London

  • Nottingham Place

    Westminster, London, England
    Location of Maisie Sommerville's flat KG
  • Etoile

    Westminster, London, England
    restaurant on Charlotte St. eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Roy Campbell

    Campbell, Roy
    a poet (1901-57) who fled Spain just before RG et al eds.; made libelous reference to RG and LR in "Georgiads or something" RPG see Diary August 7, 1936
  • J.F.

    Freeman, Dr. John
    friend of RG; married to Violet Freeman eds.
  • Kitty West

    West, Katherine
    wife of English journalist, [Douglas West eds.]; lived in Regent Park [at 32 York Terrace eds.] where RG and LR stayed on exile from Mallorca (1936) R.P.G.; dedicatee of LR's A Trojan Ending eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Pat Ewen

    Ewen, Pat
    likely: brother of Maisie Sommerville's lover, John Ewen eds.