Friday Oct 9th

Letters from L.H. to Laura & me about our notes on his Outline1 quibbling and nasty. We both wrote severely, I proposing a separation of our works.
Grateful phone-call from Kyllmann.
To Antique Dealers Exhibition [sic: Exch.] Laura bargained & got £2 off the £14 price for a 1680 gatelegged table.
Letter from Pinker: investigating by phone found that Paramount were interested in Antigua. Also enquiry from 20th Cent. [Century] Fox.
Went over Praise2 after Laura's rewriting: few checks.
Wrote to Kyllmann specifications of Antigua advertising.
To Maisie's for coffee: present Maisie, Ruth Field, Hankin, señor [sic: Senor] & Sa [Señora] Castelejos, Bill Orford, Miss Philips, L & I.

Editorial Notes

1 The War in Outline, 1914-1918 by Basil H. Liddell-Hart. London: Faber & Faber, 1936 eds.
2became "Self-Praise". eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • London


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.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Kyllmann

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds
  • Pinker

    R.G. & L.R.'s agent in London. W.G. They later changed to A.S. Watt. eds.
  • Ruth Field

    Field, Ruth
  • Hankin

  • Castelejos

    Spanish? couple eds. see Diary October 9, 1936
  • Bill Orford

    Orford, Bill
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG
  • Paramount Pictures

    Paramount Pictures
  • 20th Century Fox

    20th Century Fox
    Film production company eds.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Praise [presumably "Self-Praise": see Complete Poems, Vol. II, p. 112. Check drafts in Buffalo for this title. DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936-10-09
    • Title: Self-Praise [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-11