Sunday, Sept 27th

Richards came at 12.30 and stayed with us till 11 (news film). He was very pleased & talked a little too much: rejected food at Prada's as not in his line, but enjoyed cold supper at flat. Told of Blaina's unemployment problem – "all as happy as trout." Has just got his birth certificate clearing up the mystery of his birth. His real name is Francis Philip Woodruff & his father was a colliery owner.
Spanish news still more anxious.
Richards & I called on Jenny, who was[RG] had heard nothing from Charles.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

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

    Ebbw Fach Valley, Wales, England
    hometown of 2 Welsh maids at Nottingham Place eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

    Graves, Charles Patrick Ranke
    RG's brother with whom he did not get on. WG Estranged from RG in 1937 over Jenny Nicholson's crisis. See RPG p.281 CP
  • 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