Sat Oct 31st

Many more reviews of Antigua: all favourable except News Chronicle, and one Laodicean1 one in Times Lit.Supp. Sent them to Harrison Smith.[RG]
My new suit came at last.
Letter from Mallik to L & me: begging to see us.
Korda phoned: would not have scenario fixed until middle of next week: had thought Jenny charming – danced well.
Sent Korda verse of Catullus, for Claudius to read to Messalina, dug out of Catullus. Jenny has another small film part at Denham.
Alan was with us most of today. ×××× [indecipherable] A walk in the rain with Laura round by London University.
Rang up Dorothy for Spanish news: which continues to be encouraging.
Boil not yet finished with. I have put on too much weight.

Editorial Notes

1lukewarm eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Denham

    usually associated with Denham Studios and Alexander Korda eds.

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.
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Mallik

    Indian guru; consistently misspelled, should be Malik KG
  • Catullus

    Roman Poet (84 BC-54BC) eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: News Chronicle
    • PubPlace: England
    • Date: 1960
    • Title: Times Literary Supplement
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times London
    • Date: 1902-1968