Wednesday Oct 7

Laura to Bond St. with Karl.
I worked on Schools.
Have lost a lot of weight.
Jenny to lunch & behaved very sweetly. Thinks she'll have a job with Jack Jackson in a B.B.C turn, fortnights.
Worked on Schools in L's bedroom while Laura worked with Robin Hale; conflict on values, R.H. upholding sex as necessary and delightful. Had never come across L's point of view before. Wanted fame. Jealous of her 'cold' twin. Knew every Pole in London.
Talk with L about Troy situation at Constables: not suff. [sufficient] enthusiasm.
Letter from Deyá; indicating that one can communicate via Barcelona Consulate & Short.
Boil healing.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • Bond Street

    Westminster, London, England
  • London

  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Jenny

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

    Hale, Robin
    American poet eds; friend [and, eventually, wife] of David Reeves KG;
  • Jack Jackson

    Jackson, Jack
    (1906-78) dance band leader at Dorchester Hotel, then DJ at the B.B.C. Radio 1 eds.
  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.

Organizations Mentioned

  • British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937