Thursday. Oct 22

Up early to work.
Worked all morning.
Stuff called for at 12. (50 more pp [pages])
Lunch with John G. & Jenny, etc.[RG] L, at[RG] Prada's. Discussed the Diana situation.[RG]
In afternoon more work.
Dinner with Kyllmann, Tom, Julie, Laura at Escargot (Armagnac brandy) & best food yet in London.
Then to Nottinghill Gate to the[RG] Bill Fuller & his mother – present Bridget, a bad modernist clergyman called John Palmer* (who reads Laura) a lawyer Wilson & American wife. Laura very tired. Nobody doing a[RG]talking of anything but Mrs. Simpson. Bed at 12
* Of course down our street we all knew who killed the Bobby but we didn't let on.1

Editorial Notes

1? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Prada's

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

    London, England
    restaurant eds.
  • Notting Hill Gate

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    London milliner, with Aage Tharup's KG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • Diana

    Jenny Graves' flat-mate at Curzon House KG
  • Bill Fuller

    Fuller, William
    lawyer and researcher for Antigua Penny Puce KG; m. to Mary Fuller eds.
  • John Palmer

    Palmer, John
    "modernist clergyman" RG see Diary October 22, 1936
  • Wilson

    lawyer eds. See Diary October 22, 1936
  • Mrs Simpson

    Simpson, Wallis
    an American divorcee who was scandalously involved with the King. eds.