Monday Nov 2

Rang up Black as usual it being Monday about that £1000 which has not been paid yet. He advised me to write to Korda. I did.
News from Madrid bad again.
Gordon has once more broken with Molly 'finally'.
Note of protest to Book Society News for saying I had given up poetry.
Laura to Doctor. She is tired but clearly better. Jenny to lunch, & Julie, & Tom. Gave Jenny a silver gilt Chinese poison ring – pearls, green jade, a ruby (30/-) and she collaborated very competently with Laura in the Bulton scenario1.
Two more workings at The Jealous Man.
Supper at Prada with T. J, Laura, Karl, Maisie: whom L. gave her emerald & Diamond ring.

Editorial Notes

1for Claudius film eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.
  • Prada's

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

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.
  • 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.
  • Black

    associated with Graves' work with Alexander Korda eds.
  • Korda

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Molly

    Hare, Molly
    Canadian. Third person in Gordon Glover-Honor Wyatt triangle; co-author of "A Mistake Somewhere". WG
  • Jenny

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

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • 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


    • Title: A Jealous Man [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11-01
    • Title: Book Society News
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: The Book Society
    • Date: 1929-1946
    • Title: Claudius [the film: based on I, Claudius, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton. It was never completed.]