Monday Sept 28th

Honor & Julian came: Julian played with marbles.
I lunched with Faber & Morley at Simpsons – with Richards. After hot brandy at a pub with R. & M. Morley was surprisingly better than I had expected. I told him that Auden was a thief. He agreed – 'a magpie'. Faber was surprised. Silverside, Stilton1, lager, port.[RG]
Laura had lunch with Norman & Honor.
To Antique dealers exhibition with David Reeves Grosvenor house. Great sameness of exhibits: bought 5 Hester Bateman teaspoons (45/-)

Editorial Notes

1cheeses eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Simpsons

    London, England
    restaurant in the Strand eds.
  • Grosvenor House

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • 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
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG
  • Faber

    Faber, Geoffrey
    founder of Faber & Faber eds.
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. WG
  • Auden

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Hester Bateman

    Hester Bateman
    brand name silversmith eds.