Tuesday Sept 22nd

Jenny has been offered £100 for her life story for Daily Sketch1 Worked on outline for her, to keep it within bounds.
Perceval suddenly came to lunch, full of old stories and a new farce he has just written.
Supper with Norman at Prada – he has quarrelled with Dylan Thomas because D. threw a drunken party in Norman's studio & didn't clean up afterwards.
Then went to Chelsea to see if M.G.M. had used any of my Copperfield version in their film. Awful. Noticed an anachronistic banana ×××× [indecipherable] . No plagiarisms, though.
Nice note from Mrs. Churchill.

Editorial Notes

1according to RPG, the amount offered was £10 (254). eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG
  • Chelsea

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • 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.
  • Philip

    Graves, Philip
    R.G.'s half brother. WG
  • Dylan Thomas

    Thomas, Dylan
    poet, friend of Norman Cameron eds. see Diary September 22, 1936
  • Mrs. Churchill

    Churchill, Mrs.
    wife of Winston Churchill; born Clementine Hozier eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Film producers eds.


    • Title: Real David Copperfield, The
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1933